Life recovered faster than thought after KT extinction

Pemry Janes

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Maybe not so surprising. In more modern times we have examples of animals and plants entering a new territory where they can grow unopposed and they spread like wildfire.
 

J Riff

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Don't believe one word of it. Life still hasn't returned. Someone should write a book about it.
 

hitmouse

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Maybe not so surprising. In more modern times we have examples of animals and plants entering a new territory where they can grow unopposed and they spread like wildfire.
This is not a description of colonisation of a new territory. More like evolution of a complex ecosystem over 700, 000 years. Which is quick in evolutionary terms, but a bit ponderous if ine is thinking purely in terms of colonisation.
 

Matteo

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Actually, my surprise was at the paper being available (i.e. not behind a firewall).

But the discovery does go against previous thinking.
 

Brian G Turner

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Actually, my surprise was at the paper being available (i.e. not behind a firewall).
Open access publications are a lot more common these days - ever since the government realized it was spending public money for scientists to do research that ended up behind big publisher paywalls, instead of being available to the public.
 
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