Mammoths & Meteors

12 06 2007

If you haven’t done so already, check out John McKay’s excellent piece on hypotheses surrounding mammoth extinction (from “They didn’t go extinct, stupid!” to the current news of a possible comet/meteor impact 13,000 years ago), including an overview of how pre-existing thoughts and biases shaped the way we view the coming and going of different groups of animals through time. And if that isn’t enough to sate your need to learn about mammoths, John also has a post on some recent genetic studies relating to the disappearance of the big mammals, too.


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