A very tiny XXX may have caused worst mass extinction the Earth has ever experienced,


Goober
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A very tiny organism may have caused worst mass extinction the Earth has ever experienced, a new study suggests.

Methane-spewing microbe blamed in worst mass extinction - Technology & Science - CBC News
 
EagleSmack
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I listened to a story on NPR about this.

Interesting stuff eh?
 
petros
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There have been at least two mass extinctions from oceans burping H2S. I call malarkey on CH4 and CO2 alone.
 
EagleSmack
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I like the great Oxygen Poisoning extinction. I was fascinated when I saw a story on it.
 
mentalfloss
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Goobs.

That massive signature..
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

I like the great Oxygen Poisoning extinction. I was fascinated when I saw a story on it.

It poisoned the heck of the big beasts that got big from all the O2 during the Pleistocene. It was even written about a long long time ago. Poison that makes you big.

Genesis 6:4

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There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
 
WLDB
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Worked out well for us.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

Worked out well for us.

Which is pretty much what the last seven dominant species said.

And, no doubt, what the next one will say, too.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

It poisoned the heck of the big beasts that got big from all the O2 during the Pleistocene. It was even written about a long long time ago. Poison that makes you big.

.

Wasn't the Great Oxygen Poisoning the event that allowed dinosaurs to evolve?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Wasn't the Great Oxygen Poisoning the event that allowed dinosaurs to evolve?

Oh no. First the ocean needed to be oxygenated for even the most basic of life and that only took 4billion years.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Oh no. First the ocean needed to be oxygenated for even the most basic of life and that only took 4billion years.

Right. That is what I saw. Granted it was awhile ago. If memory serves me correctly it was a microbe in the ocean while feeding produced oxygen that polluted the ocean then the atmosphere.

Am I on the right track?

(I suppose I could just go and look it up. )
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Which is pretty much what the last seven dominant species said.

And, no doubt, what the next one will say, too.

If they know about it and are capable of saying it.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

If they know about it and are capable of saying it.


That time machine would come in pretty handy about now, eh?

So has the meteor idea been laid to rest? or is it one thing among many that have doomed us to never having a t-rex as a pet?
 
Spade
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

Which is pretty much what the last seven dominant species said.

And, no doubt, what the next one will say, too.

I hope the next dominant species will be intelligent; so far no luck!
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmack View Post

Right. That is what I saw. Granted it was awhile ago. If memory serves me correctly it was a microbe in the ocean while feeding produced oxygen that polluted the ocean then the atmosphere.

Am I on the right track?

(I suppose I could just go and look it up. )

You're correct.

Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I hope the next dominant species will be intelligent; so far no luck!

The microbes that have run this planet for eons will keep doing so.
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

I hope the next dominant species will be intelligent; so far no luck!

Spade, disparaging Brits is not right. Some do have some intelligence.
Just because we have not seen it does not mean it does not exist.
 
Spade
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Goober, "an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof."
- Marcello Truzzi
 
Goober
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spade View Post

Goober, "an extraordinary claim requires extraordinary proof."
- Marcello Truzzi

And the science will prove or disprove this.
Regardless it is astounding.
 
darkbeaver
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Lysol everything.
 
spaminator
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Quote: Originally Posted by Goober View Post

A very tiny organism may have caused worst mass extinction the Earth has ever experienced, a new study suggests.

Methane-spewing microbe blamed in worst mass extinction - Technology & Science - CBC News

microbes that fart?
 

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