Scientists Confirm Asteroid Wiped Out Dinosaurs

Submitted by: Pooptart19 7 years ago in Science
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100305/sc_afp/sciencepaleontologydinosaur;_ylt=AstWlVYGYe1ZTn8GTND1sJIPLBIF;_ylu=X3oDMTMxYmVqNmhpBGFzc2V0A2FmcC8yMDEwMDMwNS9zY2llbmNlcGFsZW9udG9sb2d5ZGlub3NhdXIEcG9zAzMEc2VjA3luX2FydGljbGVfc3VtbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNmdWxsbmJzcHN0b3I-

Dang, and here we thought Chuck Norris killed off T-Rex and his pals with an epic roundhouse kick.
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Female 447
I had yahoo.com up on monday night and there was an article about the iceberg below australia and they made it seem like it was going to end the world lol. It was only up for 10 minutes than gone without a trace.
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Female 5,222
LMAO @ Maelstrom & manorrd
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Male 440
well speaking of chuck norris, today is his birthday. we`re all gonna die.

(it`s also Binladin`s birthday today)

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Male 2,220
D*mmit - I wanted to see Nidonemo`s photographic proof - but the ipolice stopped me. Curse they`re ban on public storage!
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Male 2,372
I thought it was Kim Jong-il
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Male 4,793
hey, did you guys hear that? that was a sigh of relief from the endangered species act enforcers. They are happy they don`t have to worry about accusing chuck of destroying whole species.
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Male 1,882
M-M-M-MONSTER KILL!!!
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Male 10
there is no proof TheSpoon, its just lots of crap scientists not doing anything productive, so this bullsh*t shows up.
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Female 257
The comments on the article are so stupid it hurts to read them
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Male 9,305
"they are wrong it was jesus that did it"

That`s a lie! I have photographic proof that Jesus loved dinosaurs!

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Male 220
Are you guys seriously still doing chuck norris jokes? Stop that poo already they aren`t funny
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Male 211
well that sucks... i`ve just learnt for my degree with it was the Deccan Traps and volcanism that caused it... so much for my tuition fees going towards a good education
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Male 21
I would have loved to be in that room:

"Hey, anyone else notice we all just wasted our lives studying an untestable hypothesis?"
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"Ok let`s call it a meteor...Anyone for pizza and beer?"

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Male 712
So much for Hollywood`s overdramatized slo-mo crash. Forget all that romanticised crap it`s just a huge KABOOM and then a "What the hell Was..." before you`re wiped out.
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Male 987
LOL DAVY.
"No sh*t sherlock homles"
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Male 2,229
this is been gone over before, like over 15 -20 years ago. This is nothing new, other religious twats that oppose anything that threatens their view of their broken world.
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Male 2,422
In case anyone was wondering how to pronounce that word (no one is) in nahuatl the x has a sh sound. Everything else is just like it looks. My avatar name is also nahuatl (one of the lords of Xibalba pulled at random from the Popol Vuh).
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Male 3,296
they are wrong it was jesus that did it
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Male 1,013
@kiersten: still a working theory, but a quite plausible one given the alternatives like Rel*@*ous theories. (was I just censored again?)
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Female 1,682
Interesting, for some reason I thought this was like...fact quite awhile ago. I remember in school they would literally tell us "Dinosaurs were killed by an asteroid" Then again...I went to a public school >.>
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Male 50
davy... here`s another one for ya...

Alchohol is the number 1 factor in drunk driving accidents.

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Male 12,138
A meteor impact wiped out the dinosaurs?

In other news this week, smoking is bad for your health...

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Male 1,013
Crap, I`ve been found out, now Baal has proof
that I might`ve sorta laughed about the
reli*@s thing. <- WTF, was I just filtered?
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Male 50
Pui... now I can`t get the theme song for "Simon" (SNL skit) out of my head, you silly cheeky-monkey!
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Male 50
Lt... a reasonable person, believer or not, can see that you are referencing an account of the flood that is located in the Bible.
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Female 3,574
LtFurpie, don`t be cheeky :P
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Male 472
Unfortunately this article is wrong. Dinosaurs are not extinct, hasn`t anyone seen Jurassic Park.

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Male 1,013
My post mentioned nothing about religion!
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Male 3,431
Rubbish, we all know that Raptor Jesus went extinct for our sins.
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Female 3,574
hahaha!
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Male 25,416
We all know what really killed the dinosaurs

http://tenerife-training.net/Tenerife-Ne...

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Male 1,929
I wonder if there`s a special stamp they use to sign off stuff like this.
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Male 3,369
Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
2334 Posts Tuesday, March 09, 2010 10:56:08 AM
I thought this was a fact like 50 years ago?
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Nope..it was a theory but the evidence mounted up to support it.

There was that much evidence (eventually) found to support it that it was put foward to a panel of experts who had the power to have it turned (on paper at least) from theory into..well strongly endorsed (as close to fact as unwitnessed undocumented historical events allow)! You cant call it fact because we dont own time machines to check it!

Still...it didnt wipe the dinosaurs out...just the big ones but it let mammals move in to take over the world!

@ LazyMe484

He`s a lot of both and I cant even be fussed reading his drivel anymore!

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Male 10,440
I can`t decide if Baal is a troll or an idiot. Mabie he`s a little of both.
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Female 42
Sounds like the scientists got bored of all the public debate and thought "screw this - team meet!"
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Male 4,546
Zero:
That`s Korannosaurus. But point taken. :P
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Male 3,255
@Angelmassb

Nope. And it still isn`t. Well, at least not in the "capital K" true ultimate knowledge sort of way. All that really happened today is that this idea moved from "a really good theory" to "the most likely theory." Which is pretty much as high as it goes in science.

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Male 311
Did balth fail to see the sarcasm in the first two posts or did he just decide that it was a rainy bitter day today and that its flamewar time now.
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Male 7,378
Isn`t this old news?
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Male 931
haha @ arguing.
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Male 15,510
I thought this was a fact like 50 years ago?
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Female 3,574
Baalthazaq, with your best interests in mind, I think you should stop beating a dead horse now.
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Male 3,255
Granted, baal sniffed that poo out from half a mile away and jumped on it like a drating Velociraptor (or like a jesusaurus rex for baal). But he surely didn`t start it.
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Male 4,546
Hmmm... what if someone else gets the flameyist, and I get the baitiest?

This post is clearly baitier than my last, but not as flamey as my first, let alone as trolly as the Lt. down there, who has the added advantage of being earlier.

I`m starting to get the impression this might not be the ideal system. Any plans for IAB to automatically order the posts accordingly?

Can we do it based on Sarcasm? I do better with Sarcasm.

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Male 3,255
I hate to agree with baal, but this thread actually had nothing to do with religion until the first two posters threw down the flame bait.

The "troll-iest, flamey-ist, bait-iest" posts came from sweetrebelnc and LtFurpie.

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Male 4,807
Fancy ..1
Baalthazaq..0
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Male 21,000
Where I come from, the troll-iest, flamey-ist, bait-iest post counts as the first.
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Female 1,112
"Can there be one thread on IAB where you at least try to promote Science as opposed to hijacking it for your E-Penis enlargement strategy?"

This statement is ambiguous and foolish. It was post 4. It seems to be attacking the site rather than individuals. Go back to your cave troll. We`re done here.

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Male 436
LOL @G0T0Guy

I was thinking the same thing ;p

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Male 4,546
Post 1: "But this isn`t what the bible says"
Post 2: "Fail, it was a massive flood"
Post 4: My post.
Post 9 + 13: Fancy`s post claiming I was starting it.

We start at one where I come from, not four. Clearly this is some sort of cultural misunderstanding. Feel free to post what number system you`re using.

This brings a whole new dimension to the whole debate thing! Should I be reading posts in a special order like the Davinci code? Am I still too late to "FIRST" post?

I can`t wait!

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Female 1,112
Forthe record I see nothing wrong with religious debates, just the use of unrelated crap to goad people into one. If this turns into one of it`s own accord so be it, but at least there isn`t some awful title poking any bears out there. Baltha...go back to your cave.
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Male 1,764
Aw man, I always like Asimov`s theory better.
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Female 999
Please tell me we`re not gonna get into the God thing on this one.
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Male 2,548
Well this abates my fears that humans will eventually destroy all life on Earth.

Our little planet seems to be extraordinarily resilient.

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Male 258
fancylad avoiding the word filters. I suggest banning him.
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Female 3,574
You have a point.
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Male 21,000
pui, nope--not buying it. by him bringing it up, he`s instigating it. it`s a cheap way to bait for attention.
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Male 1,013
@Baalthazaq, but what about the bush that was on fire? It could have come from an asteroid impact and knocked the dude listening to it silly!
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Female 3,574
Nah, it wasn`t you, Fancy, but this thread is definitely doomed to religious debate anyway lol.

I think Baalthazaq was trying to speak against another religious debate?

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Male 813
Reading the comments on a Yahoo news post is like reading Yahoo answers, except you get to see the stupid unfold in real-time.
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Male 21,000
For the record, Baalthazaq is the one perpetuating religious debate. Not me. Not f_cking this time.

This is a legit article from Yahoo! News` science section. Nowhere does this article mention the Bible or religion. Get over the religious hangups, Baalthazaq and anyone else who wants to turn this into a Biblical pissing match.

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Female 3,574
*slow clap for Baalthazaq*
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Male 15
My inner child is crapping his pants right now.
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Male 10,440
Since takes another step forward. (cue inspirational music)
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Male 774
I prefer scientific documents as opposed to news reports, since news reports tend to be overly verbose and mixes in bias.

Anyone know how to get a hold of the scientific documents behind this report?

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Male 4,546
"I love science" "Hey look a thread including science! I think I`ll..."

Option a) Promote Science by pointing out all the cool things about it.
Option b) Take pot shots at religion, and turn 85% of the world population away from Science in an attempt to sway a couple of people over to my personal bigotries, all the while going "Gosh, I wonder why more people can`t love Science like me" and "Golly gee, I wonder why Science sometimes gets a bad rap".

Can there be one thread on IAB where you at least try to promote Science as opposed to hijacking it for your E-Penis enlargement strategy?

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Male 5,189
Chuck Norris just kicked the Asterroid. That`s all.
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Male 1,013
Fail, it was a massive flood that came from a dude that talks through bushes that are on fire.
What`s more believable, a big animal that can`t fit on a boat or us getting hit with a bunch of pebbles bearing the force of a billion atomic bombs! geez!
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Female 846
...but this isnt what the bible says...
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Male 2,440
Link: Scientists Confirm Asteroid Wiped Out Dinosaurs [Rate Link] - Dang, and here we thought Chuck Norris killed off T-Rex and his pals with an epic roundhouse kick.
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