Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Headlines! Those Confusing Megafauna!

I'm researching agents this afternoon, honest, but there's also this little article on how new data leave us just as confused as we were before about the megafaunal extinction: Lost Giants: Did Mammoths Vanish Before, During, and After Humans Arrived? We are, however, confused in a way that brings us closer to the truth than certainty would. The pond-fungus study described has also been declared incompatible with the Clovis Comet theory of megafaunal extinction. As usual I have quibbles with the way Clovis, overkill, and megafaunal extinction are discussed, but I'm not going to lay that on you right now.

I figure it's my job to keep y'all from falling behind on this stuff. This diversion has nothing to do with the mind-numbing panic that researching agents creates in me. Not one thing.


  1. That is really interesting. I came over from LiveJournal where your blog was featured on susanwrites's 31 Blogs in 31 Days.
    I am going to read more of your blog.

  2. Hi Peni - I've added you to my Google Reader blogs so I can make sure you keep me from falling behind on researching ideas and other fascinations we share in the writing life.

    : )

  3. Oh, boy, two comments! Hi, Patty, hope you find the visit worthwhile. Yeah, Elaine, we can keep each other up to the mark and someday RULE THE WORLD!!! (Bwee hee hee - that's an evil giggle as opposed to an evil laugh.)