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No link between gigantic Ordovician asteroid break-up, rise in biodiversity (open access paper)


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Myth busted: No link between gigantic asteroid break-up,

rise in biodiversity, University of Copenhagen, February 3, 2017




the paper is;


Lindskog, A., M. M. Costa, C.M.Ø. Rasmussen, J. N. Connelly,

and M. E. Eriksson, 2017, Refined Ordovician timescale reveals

no link between asteroid breakup and biodiversification.

Nature Communications, 2017; 8: 14066 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14066






Paul H.

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Myth busted?  Why is a hypothesis relegated to a myth because new information does not substantiate the thought?

It is an interesting article though.  I did not realize they use uranium/lead dating to age zircon crystals


Brent Ashcraft

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