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  •  I've mostly found EurekAlert useless as a source (2+ / 0-)
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    Bluehawk, blueoasis

    But that article was better than usual for them.

    Other sources...

    •  OK, so this evidence is new, and newly published. (5+ / 0-)

      So now we have:

      a)  Some earlier publications along these lines,

      b)  Skepticism to the effect that some of the earlier findings were not reproducible, and could have been accounted for by other processes not involving large object impacts, and finally,

      c)  New evidence that appears to be stronger, in favor of large object impacts.

      From a strictly scientific standpoint, it seems to me that the jury is still out on the subject of exactly what happened 12,900 years ago, and there are still puzzles to be solved.

      From a policy standpoint, we know that large object impacts are a threat to Earth, and we are beginning to have the technology to detect threatening objects at a sufficient distance to deflect them.  Therefore it makes sense to develop the "detect and deflect" technologies further, since sooner or later they will save human civilization and possibly the Earth itself, from an impact.  

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Tue Jun 12, 2012 at 09:20:12 PM PDT

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