Sunday, February 11, 2007

What killed the dinosaurs

Thanks to that eminent scientist, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, we have a new theory for the extinction of dinosaurs. He blames their flatulence.

He proposes an indirect mechanism: the output of methane from their posteriors caused global warming in the Palaeocene-Eocene period.

I would suggest a more direct cause. Perhaps dinosaurs who emitted such prodigious quantities of greenhouse gas just couldn't stand to be around one another, and stopped reproducing.

And in that case, perhaps we can hope that our politicians (whose resemblance to dinosaurs goes beyond flatulence) will drive themselves to extinction in the same way.

"Success is like a fart: only your own smells nice" (James P. Hogan)

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