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  •  While that hypothesis (2+ / 0-)
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    ER Doc, mettle fatigue

    was championed by some at one time, it is not widely accepted today.

    •  You're kidding, right? (4+ / 0-)
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      RonK, Gary Norton, YankInUK, soarbird

      Care to share links?  How is it possible that mastodons and mammoths and all survived all the previous glacial cycles but not the one when humans were present?  You yourself presented evidence that people were hunting mammoths.

      Why did megafauna go extinct in Eurasia in concert with human expansion there and then not until millennia later in North America?  And why did it happen even later in South America?  To believe that humans were not responsible for Pleistocene extinction is to believe in a coincidence so remarkable that it makes winning the lottery seem easy.

      The next Noah will work a short shift. - Charles Bowden

      by Scott in NAZ on Sun Jun 29, 2014 at 09:08:34 AM PDT

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