several times since the dawn of animals. And if science tells us anything, it will surely try to kill us all again. Working in the 19th century, paleontology pioneer Georges Cuvier saw dramatic turnovers of life in the fossil record and likened them to the French Revolution, then still fresh in his memory.
Today, we refer to such events as “mass extinctions,” incidents in which many species of animals and plants died out in a geological instant. They are so profound and have such global reach that geological time itself is sliced up into periods—Permian, Triassic, Cretaceous—that are often defined by these mass extinctions.
Debate over what caused these factory resets of life has raged ever since Cuvier’s time. He considered them to be caused by environmental catastrophes that rearranged the oceans and continents. Since then, a host of explanations have been proposed, including diseases, galactic gamma rays, dark matter, and even methane from microbes. But since the 1970s, most scientists have considered the likely root cause to be either asteroid impacts, massive volcanic eruptions, or a combination of both.
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Halloween is the perfect time of year to kick start the Skunk Ape season in Florida. It is the beginning of the cool weather and it's migratory season for the cryptids. Our best evidence has consistently been found in the Fall and Spring migratory range. Go to www.enigmaticanomalies.com and www.floridabigfootinvestigators.com for more info. Kevin Thomas Kehl produced and edited the TV version of this. He did a great job and check out his sites.
Our planet Earth has extinguished large portions of its inhabitants several times since the dawn of animals. And if science tells us anyt...