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My own view is that gradualism followed by a final exclamation point is a very likely extinction scenario, both for dinosaurs — and for humans. Indulge me in long thread that ends with meditations on #TransformationOfTheHuman... 1/
Today, we are clearly in the middle of what scientists refer to “The Sixth Great Extinction,” akin in many respects to the Fifth one, that killed the dinosaurs, and whose causes are debated in that @TheAtlantic article. So: when did the SGE begin, and how will it end? 2/
First, a small methodological points: geological eras are generally demarcated by either species die offs and emergences and/or some other geological market. This is the debate over how to date the start of the anthropocene, which I discussed here: smallprecautions.blogspot.com/2012/06/period… 3/
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