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Klaasjansch's Avatar Jump to comment 2 by Klaasjansch

I have always wondered why people are so anxiously looking for a single cause to whatever phenomenon. To my mind the world is a terribly complex place in which many events are the result of a mix of numerous other events. Possibly a comet had something to do with the extinction of mega fauna after the younger dryas, possibly humans had as well, maybe the younger dryas itself was to blame (if blame is the right word for it). I think we should look how all these separate events interact. Maybe I'm focusing to much on one word though. I do think it's an interesting subject. Mega faunal extinction I think might be caused by a relatively fast change in habitat in the sense that the extinct species just couldn't keep up with the changing circumstances. A meteorite might do the trick, possibly combined with emerging human cultures, changing climate, diseases.

Sun, 29 Apr 2012 15:57:14 UTC | #938172