Let’s Play ‘What If’

May The Fourth be with you!

The weekend is my time to step away from the silliness of the news cycle and post on some interesting stuff….well interesting to me and hopefully someone else will see it as well…..

I have written a couple of post about ‘what if’…..an alternate look at history…..and I found a good one for this weekend…..

We hear all the time about this asteroid or that that is on a collision course with Earth…….and then there is the most famous asteroid strike…millions of years ago.

What if an asteroid had not destroyed the dinosaurs…….

An asteroid slammed down and did away with all the dinosaurs, paving the way for such developments as the human race, capitalism, and posting on the internet: it’s the story we all know and love. Yet if things had shaken out differently—if the asteroid had stayed in its place, and the dinosaurs allowed to proceed with their business—what would things have looked like?

Would the earth be a pristine, unsmogged paradise, or would the dinosaurs have somehow evolved into even more rapacious profiteers/industrialists, wrecking the world with their dinosaur refineries and dinosaur dark money? The latter scenario being totally implausible, what’s a likely answer to the question of what our world would look like if that asteroid never hit it? To find out, for this week’s Giz Asks we reached out to a number of geologists, paleontologists, and evolutionary biologists.

https://gizmodo.com/what-if-the-asteroid-never-killed-the-dinosaurs-1834377309

That is an interesting ‘what if’……

Any thoughts?

I’m out…..time for me to find some time for MoMo and the garden…..peace out….my friends.

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6 thoughts on “Let’s Play ‘What If’

  1. Well I read all the replies, which were interesting. But the ‘bottom line’ is that we will never know of course.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. If the dinosaurs were not wiped out and had not downsized themselves into birds chances are mammals and humans may not evolved. It seems in the later ages of dinosaurs Velociraptors (the ones that run in packs and slash and devour) were getting bigger and more efficient killers. There are not that many skeletons but there are an abundance of claws and they were getting bigger which means these super killers were successful and eating up more and bigger creatures threatening extinction of species that would have evolved as other dinosaurs or mammals and humans. It this had occurred I am sure the liberal democrat dinosaurs would have blamed Trump for this alteration in planetary history. Many today, I imagine, feel he should be impeached because of the meteor you referenced.

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