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Mass extinctions

Post by Juan Artigas » Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:52 am

I just read this abstract and thought it would be interesting to post the link here:

http://www.world-science.net/othernews/ ... extinction

Dreadful!
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Re: Mass extinctions

Post by Philippe Burnel » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:45 pm

Not a surprise for me.
How many species will still exist in the end of this century ?
Unfortunatly I think there's nothing to do.
It's too late.........
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Re: Mass extinctions

Post by Juan Artigas » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:00 pm

Yes, it is sad to think the world wont give a damn if we humans get extinct in the process. The world, given the conditions, will recover, new species will populate the earth and one will study us in the future like we do study the dinosaurs. We wont be of their liking I presume...
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Re: Mass extinctions

Post by Alex Calder » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:29 am

As sad as it may be nature maintains a balance and she shows no mercy. If we are on the cusp of a true mass
extinction then our ability to evolve will truly be tested. Though I personally question if we can evolve in the area that
means the most, our view of ourselves and the world around us.

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Re: Mass extinctions

Post by Bas Pels » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:54 am

Those scienbtists will have a few hard nuts to crack: How those Tilapia-descendants ever came into America, for instance

I don't know, however, whether the doom scenario (all species die, so we will die too) will really happen. I'm not claiming no mass extinctin is going on, but be honest, it would be a shame if the pipa toad (Pipa pipa) would vanish from the earth, but I don't see any relation between this sorry fect and human survival

Still, no reason to kill the species thou

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Re: Mass extinctions

Post by Mack Emmons » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:18 am

All i can do is shake my head and think how important it is that we have Species Survival/Maintenance Programs. Unfortunately, thats about all we can do.

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