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Mon Jul 28, 2014, 07:59 AM

 

'Bad luck' ensured that asteroid impact wiped out dinosaurs

Source: BBC News

28 July 2014 Last updated at 04:21
By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News



Dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid impact when they were at their most vulnerable, according to a new study.

Dr Steve Brusatte, of Edinburgh University, said sea level rises and volcanic activity had made many species more susceptible to extinction.

They might have survived if the asteroid had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, he said, calling it "colossal bad luck".

The assessment has been published in the journal, Biological Reviews.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28488044



Those silly Brits: They refuse to acknowledge that Gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwd killed the dinosaurs with His Might Asteroid because they were allowing gay marriage!

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Reply 'Bad luck' ensured that asteroid impact wiped out dinosaurs (Original post)
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 OP
ybbor Jul 2014 #1
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 #2
Frank Cannon Jul 2014 #3
Auggie Jul 2014 #4
ybbor Jul 2014 #5
virgdem Jul 2014 #13
Shadowflash Jul 2014 #6
uppityperson Jul 2014 #11
onehandle Jul 2014 #7
cosmicone Jul 2014 #8
Capt. Obvious Jul 2014 #9
PeoViejo Jul 2014 #10
Hugabear Jul 2014 #12
randome Jul 2014 #15
Voice for Peace Jul 2014 #18
Blandocyte Jul 2014 #14
stranger81 Jul 2014 #16
freshwest Jul 2014 #20
Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2014 #17
NickB79 Jul 2014 #19

Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 08:18 AM

1. I thought the Far Side had settled this already


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Response to ybbor (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 08:33 AM

2. Larson was great

 

Don't know why he quit

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Response to Roy Serohz (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:03 AM

3. He got tired of the pressure of having to be funny every day.

It's why a lot of great cartoonists quit, and the unfunny ones just continue to go on and on and on.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:06 AM

4. After a while one runs out of ideas ...

best to go out on top rather than end in mediocrity. I respect guys like Larson, Watterman and Breathed who know when to quit.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:07 AM

5. Maybe his bank was full?

I had most of his books, they were mostly "borrowed" and never returned or misplaced. I only have
a couple left.

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Response to ybbor (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:12 PM

13. One of my favorites of Larson...

I have the poster and put it up in my cubicle at one of my jobs. My supervisor was not amused.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:32 AM

6. another theory



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Response to Shadowflash (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:55 PM

11. I've never seen that one, funny.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 09:48 AM

7. Stupid pea-brained lizards.

Should have called an expert...

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:54 AM

8. I thought god made them extinct because

 

They allowed females to choose how many eggs they could lay or not.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 11:18 AM

9. This "theory" of an asteroid is foolish

dinosaurs didn't make it onto the ark

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:34 PM

10. Dinsasaurs all married their Gay partners

 

thus leaving no Breeders to carry-on.

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 01:13 PM

12. Their tea partiers convinced everyone that asteroids didn't exist

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Response to Hugabear (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:44 PM

15. That's a good one.

 


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Response to Hugabear (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 04:21 PM

18. DUzy nt

 

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 02:43 PM

14. Is this LBN?

That extinction happened, what, like, a thousand years ago, right?

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Response to Blandocyte (Reply #14)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:27 PM

16. Definitely late breaking.

76 million years late.

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Response to stranger81 (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 08:26 PM

20. +1

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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 03:42 PM

17. Everyone knows God created dinosaurs based on his cousin Ted's image:



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Response to Roy Serohz (Original post)

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 05:40 PM

19. Bad luck for them, not so much for us

Without that asteroid, we'd just be fuzzy rats scampering among the leaves and grasses.

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