There just aren't the facts to back it up.
Not the first.
Not the second.
And slowly the earth began to warm again.
All of it happened in the oceans. Life hadn't moved onto land yet. ucmp.berkeley.edu/vendian/ediaca…
It doesn't hurt that it's so smiley.
Life is so weird. I love it.
Literally: now we're in the Carboniferous period. Talk to the fossil fuel companies for info; they hire all the geologists.
However, we're NOWHERE NEAR DINOSAURS YET.
None of us would want to face them in a brawl, but at least they have four legs and two eyes. This is our branch of the family tree, the Therapsids.
I mean, its name does not denote heroism.
Not because I don't care about the science.
And that is amazing.
But it was little Lystrosaurus who pulled us through.
It might be cold comfort to some, but to me it's everything.