Thursday, July 31, 2008

Sex, Drugs, Disasters and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

This essay on “Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs” written by Stephen Jay Gould is very peculiar. This author was trying to bring together three different factors that are very important in the world we live in today. Sex, Drugs and Disasters are all things that we face in our everyday routine as we live our lives. Jay was trying to attach the extinction of Dinosaurs to notions that are evident in our culture. To begin with “Sex” could have not been the reason as to why there was an extinction of Dinosaurs, nor could it have been “Drugs”. The only theory that can be proved as to how Dinosaurs were extinct is “Disasters.” The fact that there is no evident proof that demonstrated that sex and drugs could have been the reasons as to why Dinosaurs were extinct is proof that scientists base their ideas on things that can be proved. Though I don’t believe that the reason Dinosaurs were extinct was due to a meteor I do feel confident that scientists base all their thoughts on proof and only proof.


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