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The Sixth Extinction By Elizabeth Kolbert

- ... Following Kolbert’s example helped me develop my writing better. Kate Turabian 's “Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers” also helped me improve my writing. At first I was resistant to the Turabian model for an introductory paragraph because it felt too structured. However, after reading several examples and applying the model to several other academic writings, such as Kolbert, I realized that Turabian’s model is actually very flexible. My first paper shows my original resistance to changing my writing style....   [tags: Writing, Better, Improve, Paper]

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Sixth Mass Spieces Extinction

- ... 70 million years later, we have more complex life, which has moved out of the ocean making use of the land. The Late Devonian extinction is not a single event but a myriad of smaller scale extinctions such as the Kellwasser event, and the Hangenberg event that are combined to create the entirety of the major extinction event. The third mass extinction happened approximately 245 mya and is referred to as the Permian–Triassic extinction event. “More than half of the families of living things died out, and as many as 90 to 96 percent of the planet's marine species were lost....   [tags: history and evolution of Earth]

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Are We On The Cusp Of The Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

- We are on the cusp of the sixth mass extinction, as estimated the event to be occurring within 2200 years. Scientists have evidences supporting this statement with the extinction rates and magnitudes, and comparing the present conditions to the past “Big Five”—the previous five mass extinction events. Mass extinction is generally known as the forever disappearance of 75% of lives in the globe, therefore species lost is the main driver of such extinction events. With the current high extinction rates and increasing trend of extinction magnitudes, the sixth mass extinction is expected....   [tags: Volcanic Eruption, Climate Dynamics]

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Are We on the Cusp of the Sixth Mass Extinction Event?

- As titled: Are We On The Cusp Of The Sixth Mass Extinction Event. Yes, we are indeed, as we, here defined as all the lives on the Earth at the moment. Mass extinction is times when the Earth loses more than three-quarters of its species in a geologically short interval (Barnosky et al., 2011). In addition, according to the Oxford Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences edited by Michael Allaby (2013), mass extinction is defined as the Earth has been taken place environmental catastrophe, removes many groups from environment from record and not replaced, and ecosystems collapse....   [tags: environmental catastrophe, Geology]

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Earth Faces a Sixth Mass Extinction

- Earth Faces a Sixth Mass Extinction Scientists in Great Britain have been studying the distribution of birds, butterflies and plants for the past 40 years and the results from these studies suggest that the Earth is heading towards another mass extinction, and this one may have its roots in human activity. Within the four billion years that Earth has been around, it has already experienced five mass extinctions. The most recent, and most well known occurred 65 million years ago and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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The Fourth Extinction By Elizabeth Kolbert

- On a day to day basis, most people take for granted the lives we get to live, and put too much value on the extra things such as materialistic items. Also, the majority of humans are too invested in their personal lives or with themselves that they do not look at the big picture of how what we are doing now will effect us later. As humans, the routines in our lives can bring us harm, and within time a we may become the sixth extinction. In “The Sixth Extinction” by Elizabeth Kolbert, she gives many examples of animals that are or may become extinct....   [tags: Extinction, Human, Species, Megafauna]

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Animal Extinction Of Endangered Animals

- Wildlife has been living alongside man for as long as our species has been a part of this world, and the wildlife has even been here longer. You’d think that with man and animal coexisting in each other’s presence we’d respect the wild species that we have now a lot more than we do. Many people, whether they’re aware or not, are slaughtering animals all the way to extinction, and there are definitely more ways than one that humans are partaking in the extinction of endangered animals. We have to clean up our act before it’s too late for these animals, including us....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Plant]

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The Mass Extinction Of Humans

- Humans are very quickly dominating the globe. Today, the human population is around 7 billion people. Humans are populating at a rate of almost 220,000 per day. Humans are rapidly heading towards Earth’s carrying capacity. Earth has gone through five fully major extinctions before. We currently are in the process of Earth’s sixth mass extinction. This mass extinction is closely related in severity to the extinction of the dinosaurs. Earth’s extinctions are broken into three different areas. The first area was the large number of animals caught by hunter-gathers....   [tags: World population, Overpopulation, Human]

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Examining the Cretaceous: Paleogene Extinction Event

- ... Some paleontologists believe that the global ecosystem had already been on decline before the final blow, an asteroid, destroyed much of life on earth. Continental drift and seafloor spreading may have shifted oceanic circular patterns, causing dramatic changes in sea level and the earth’s climate. Also, the end of the Cretaceous period, immediately preceding the K-Pg, saw many volcanic eruptions; the dust and gases released are thought to have caused great environmental changes. However, the tipping point occurred when the Chicxulub asteroid slammed into Earth releasing energy “a billion times more than the atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” (Choi, 2013)....   [tags: dinosaur, ecosystem, disasters, astoroid]

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The Problem Of Human Induced Activity

- Earth’s children are entering a time where tragic events are rapidly advancing and are drawing very near. As this horror is being realized, bitterness and distastefulness fills this human mouth as we will be witness to the “modern human-induced,” sixth mass extinction of species. From Ceballos G, and his assessments Ehrlich PR, Barnosky AD, Garcia A, Pringle RM, and Palmer TM, they have strictly proven, through very narrowed, factual, precise data, that proves that the extinction rates are higher than before due to of human activity....   [tags: Extinction, Human, Megafauna, Dinosaur]

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The Problem Of Endangered Species

- ... If major deforestation continues, it is estimated that within 100 years there will be no more rainforests. Trees soak up carbon dioxide that would otherwise be floating in the air and contributing to ongoing changes in climate patterns. If pollution continues, there will be many health concerns and environmental concerns. If air pollution is not cared for, the skies will become foggier and darker, and the oxygen will be harder to breathe. This will result in personal discomfort and will be a hazard....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Rhinoceros]

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The Problem Of Transnational Criminal Networks

- ... There are two major reasons why consensus is lacking. The distribution of the benefits and disadvantages of regulation is unequal, both in terms of the impacts it may have on local and regional economies and the ability of individuals to engage in cultural practices relating to the consumption of wildlife products. Moreover, there is a widespread belief among skeptical signatories that CITIES actually often promotes the misallocation of resources and less effective conservation strategies, whilst also stimulating illegal trade (Martin, 2000)....   [tags: Extinction, Biodiversity, Species]

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Can We Fix It?

- ... Cecil 's death highlighted how in today 's society even endangered species are not safe from humans, they’re still prone to being hunted for sport. National Geographic reporter Brian Clark Howard reported, “Legal trophy hunting is supposed to raise money for conservation efforts, according to international treaties. But critics say corruption often siphons off the funds. And skins, bones, and other materials resulting from a hunt can find their way into the black market, where they fuel demand in Asia for traditional cures or status symbols.” If we begin serious work on cloning animals one of two things is likely to happen....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Hunting]

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Animals

- We all studied the extinction of dinosaurs in middle school. We know that, two hundred fifty million years ago, more than 90% of the planet species became extinct. There have been five major mass extinctions during the life history of planet earth. Scientists now agree that we are experiencing a sixth major extinction. The big difference between the older events and now is, “unlike earlier extinctions, this one results from the work of a single species, Homo sapiens. We are relentlessly taking over the planet, laying it to waste and eliminating most of our fellow species” (Coyne 1)....   [tags: Environment, Natural Disasters, Extinction]

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The History of Earth's Mass Extinctions

- The History of Earth's Mass Extinctions The four billion year history of earth has witnessed five mass extinctions, and some scientists believe that we are on the verge of the sixth.1[1] If we are in the midst of the next mass extinction, we are in the very early stages of an evolving, and escalating process. The most recent, or fifth mass of the extinctions occurred 65 million years ago at the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods. Images of an asteroid colliding with the planet, decimating the dinosaur population have been in circulation since the early 80’s.2[2] Being the most recent mass extinction, thousands of scientists around the world have investigated it, and el...   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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Biodiversity

- Biodiversity Imagine this: you step outside and feel the barren, rough, red Earth beneath your feet. There’s not a single plant in sight—no rustling of the leaves, no mighty towering trees to block the severe winds, and the scorching heat of the sun searing upon your face because there’s no shade. And when you take a whiff of air, you feel nothing filling up the space inside your lungs, liberating your body’s activities. What’s wrong with this picture. It’s not possible, of course. Even though plants aren’t the building blocks of life, they’re pretty close and without them, most of life wouldn’t exist—YOU wouldn’t exist....   [tags: plants extinction ecosystem]

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The Extinction Of The Earth

- ... Because technology had rapidly advanced, people were clamoring for more stuff, which led to higher consumption up and down the supply chain and caused the deforestation across the country. Because of the increased need for resources, Earth Overshoot Day has moved to an earlier point each year, with overshoot day coming on August 13 in 2015 (Global Footprint Network). Since the day keeps moving up, more resources need to be gathered, which leads to more habitat loss. In the past 40 years alone, more of the Amazon rainforest has destroyed than in the entire 450 preceding years (Wallace)....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species]

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Preventing Extinction and World Change

- Thirteen years ago, wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park. Of two potential locations considered (Snowflake Springs and Butte Rock) they were placed in the low-risk prey Butte Rock for the purpose of encouraging the wolves to spread out and create packs. Before and during the reintroduction project, Oregon State University researchers measured the rate of willow growth along 2.6 miles of the Gallatin River, which ran through Butte Rock and Snowflake Springs. During their study from 1998 to 2002, the researchers discovered that Snowflake Springs, where the elk were and no wolves lived, the willow growth dropped from 92% to nothing (“How Wolves Help Willows,” 4)....   [tags: animals, Yellowstone, Extinction, linguistics,]

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The Road to Complete Extinction

- There is a new rumor: if humans harvest deer antlers, crush them up, and eat them, any illness, or disease, one has will be cured. Thousands of people run to the woods to kill deer. Hunters are growing angry because their trophies are being killed prematurely. Conservationists warn of the dwindling numbers of the male deer population. Deer antlers are going for thousands of dollars on the streets in cities like Detroit and Chicago. Soon enough, money-hungry killers start a new rumor: hooves from any gender of deer can have miracle health benefits as well....   [tags: extinction, predators, prey, environment]

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The Cretaceous Extinction Event

- Cretaceous Extinction Event Causes, Evidence, and Effects on Biodiversity The most significant event of the Cretaceous era came at its end. Nearly 65 million years ago, the second most severe mass extinction in earth’s history occurred. This resulted in the loss of around 80% of species living at the time. Though nowhere near as severe as the end-Permian mass extinction, the end-Cretaceous extinction is the most well known mass extinction event. This is due to the violent event that caused it the extinction, as well as the chapter of earth’s history that it closed: the Dinosaurs....   [tags: mass extinction, dinosaur, asteriord]

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Dinosaurs And The Extinction Of Dinosaurs

- The prominent theory is that dinosaurs died in a fiery death due to an asteroid crash on Earth, but is that really what caused their mass extinction. Every scientist has a theory, and with so many out there it was hard to just pick one, they all made sense. It is completely possible for a volcano to have killed the dinosaurs, or even an asteroid. Another popular theory was the ice age. These were all plausible reasons for the extinction of dinosaurs, and that’s when the combination theory was discovered....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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The Causes Of Marine Life Extinction

- The Causes of Marine Life Extinction Did you know that more than 90 percent of all organisms that have ever lived on Earth are extinct. According to Pandey, the author of Humans Pushing Marine Life toward ‘Major Extinction’, nearly 10,000 species go extinct each year, and this rate is estimated to be 1,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate (1). Human beings are causing irreversible damage to the oceans and their wildlife, which is being led by two major reasons: Commercial fishing or over-fishing, which damaged the marine environment and caused a loss in the marine life diversity, and pollution, which is a primary way of the extinction causes that drastically modifies the marine...   [tags: Marine biology, Ocean, Extinction, Oceanography]

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Animal Species Are Threatened By Extinction

- Have you ever wondered how many plant and animal species are threatened by extinction. In an article of an issue of the Discovery Education magazine it stated “To date 16,928 plant and animal species are believed to be threatened with extinction.” (Extinction Facts) That is an enormous number and with the constant growing and changing world that number will only increase. Based on all the environmental factors placed on animals, the extinction of untamed animals is inevitable but, steps should be taken to preserve the remains of untamed animals so that scientific research can be conducted....   [tags: Extinction, Endangered species, Global warming]

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Marine Creatures : The Permian / Triassic Extinction Event

- ... One hypothesis for the loss of life during this time is an impact event which is a “collision between celestial objects causing measurable effects” (Wikipedia) evidence such as grains of shocked quartz (formed through immense pressure and are a result of bolide impacts and nuclear weapons) were discovered in Antarctica on the P–Tr boundary level of crust, fragments of meteorites were additionally found on the same layer. However, after re-examination by optical and transmission electron microscopy (aforesaid examination) it was found that the quarts was not shocked, but underwent “plastic deformation” which is consistent with processes such as volcanism....   [tags: Dinosaur, Cretaceous–Tertiary extinction event]

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Mass Extinction

- ABSTRACT Several mass extinctions have occurred during the Earth’s history. The Cretaceous – Tertiary Boundary (K-T) Extinction caused the loss of at least three-quarters of all species known at that time including the dinosaurs. The cause of this mass extinction is a controversial subject among scientists but the fossil evidence of it’s occurrence is abundant. INTRODUCTION The K-T Extinction occurred 65 million years ago. Many species perished in that extinction. Today evidence for this extinction can be seen in the fossil record....   [tags: K-T Extinction]

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The Extinction of The Dinosaurs

- Extinction of Dinosaurs Many different theories exist as to why the dinosaurs went extinct. We know for sure most dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago. The majority of scientists agree on a number of theories as to what brought the end of the dinosaurs. The most popular theory is that an asteroid ended the reign of the dinosaurs. Another theory, massive climate change in the pre-historic atmosphere, caused all the dinosaurs to die. Some scientists believe that mammals out competed dinosaurs for food and other resources....   [tags: asteroid, shock wave, crater]

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The Extinction of The Dinosaurs

- Rapid climate change also ends up on the suspect list of possible dinosaur extinction events. During the latter part of the Cretaceous Period continents broke up causing volcanoes to erupt and fill the sky with gas and ash resulting in a drastic climate change (“Dinosaurs Climate Change and Biodiversity”). The shifting of continents changed the Earth’s landscape, altering weather patterns and overall climate (“Dinosaur Extinction Theories”). Also, over a long period of time, climate gradually changed....   [tags: asteroid, climate change, food]

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The Sixth Sense

- Children are usually regarded as naive, unrealistic and vulnerable individuals in the society. Because kids are new born and trying to discover what and how the world is, they cannot demonstrate a clear way of understanding. Therefore, people does not expect children to be wise and create sensible ideas. Nevertheless, there are a few children who are smart enough to compete against adults such as Cole in the movie named The Sixth Sense. Unlike the other peers of Cole, Cole has different qualities that makes him special: He is a helpful, intelligent and well-mannered character....   [tags: film analysis, cole, ghosts]

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Examine the way that the two scenes from the Sixth Sense are presented in order to maintain the audience's belief that Dr Crowe is still alive

- The intriguing supernatural thriller, Sixth Sense, combines a mixture of honesty and deception to create a film which is renowned as having one of the most unpredictable and satisfying endings, at least in recent cinema. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, the film reveals the tortured existence of Cole, a very unique little boy, cursed with a unique but sinister gift, a sixth sense - the ability to see the dead. Haunted by these apparitions since birth and unable to share his troubles for fear of suspicion of his insanity, Cole struggles under the burden of his gift, leaving him disturbed and isolated from those around him until the more obvious signs of his mental turmoil begin to appear in hi...   [tags: 6th Sense Sixth Sense M. Night Shyamalan Film]

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Descartes' Second and Sixth and Meditations

- Throughout Descartes second and sixth meditations there seems to be a tension rising between the fact of whether or not the mind and body are distinct. By analyzing both meditations it appears that Descartes’ perspectives are contradictory of each other and need to be further evaluated in order to reveal his true meaning. By saying, in the second meditation, that we perceive things by means of our intellect alone, and in the sixth meditation, that we do not perceive pain by means of the intellect alone but rather by an intermingling of our intellect and our senses, Descartes brings forth the questionable tension....   [tags: philosophy]

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Humor : A Sixth Sense

- ... Finding the humor in your mistake makes it easier to accept yourself for who you and saves you from beating yourself up about a situation you had no control over and is in the past. Humor is also very useful in communicating with and teaching others. Many teachers use humor in their lessons because when you teach through humorous antics it imprints on students brains and leaves a positive impression on students. In a research paper by Zak Stambor, he claims that using humor in lessons produces physiological and physical benefits that help students learn....   [tags: Laughter, Comedy, Humour, Humor]

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The Vulnerability of Islands to Animal Extinction

- Presently, the rate of species extinction is occurring several thousand times faster than has been observed over geologic time. (Purvis, E., & Mace, 2000) Though they represent a minority of all species, island species make up 75% of animal extinctions since the 16 000's. Because of traits inherent to islands, including isolation and small geographic range (Purvis, E., & Mace, 2000), islands are more susceptible to extinction than the continents. This results in a disproportionate ratio of island to continental extinctions....   [tags: Zoology, Conservation]

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The Extinction of Pleistocene Mammals

- During the late Pleistocene, a mystery occurred in which large mammals went extinct in North America while they survived in other parts of the world. Scientists studying the late Pleistocene extinction provided a plethora of explanations, including overkill by humans, extraterrestrial events, and climate changes (Faith and Surovell, 2009). However, there was no unified explanation that they all agreed upon. Taking note of this, J. Tyler Faith and Todd A. Surovell conducted tests to discover whether the extinction was a single event or a long-term process....   [tags: Paleontology]

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Sixth Sense Technology

- SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY [SENSING OBJECTS IN A SECURE PASSION] INTRODUCTION “SIXTH SENSE TECHNOLOGY” shows improvement. Of all the technologies emerging today, the enhanced technology is SIXTH SENSE”. Whenever we encounter a new object our senses try to sense and analyse that particular object and makes us interact with them. But to know the complete information about a particular object we should go through it in detail by surfing on net or asking the relevant person for information. Instead, the sixth sense technology can be used to immediately trace out the whole information about an object as soon as we see it....   [tags: augmented reality, machine free]

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The Permian Triassic Mass Extinction

- The Permian Triassic Mass Extinction The Permian Triassic extinction was an event of cataclysmic disaster and almost the extinction of all species on planet earth. The Permian Triassic extinction is said to have occurred millions of years ago, geologist have estimated that its occurrences happened about 248 million to 286 million years ago. This rare occurrence of events proceeded the Triassic geologic periods and the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras. This mass disaster was the largest dissipation of living life on planet earth; it is believed to be even superior to other crises such as the Ordovician and Devonian events and the conclusion of the cretaceous era that came upon the dinosaurs....   [tags: Geology, Disaster]

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Preventing the Extinction of the Simpona Lemur

- ... Since decreasing the amount of tourists allowed to come is not an option realistically or economically, WWF proposed a plan that could help benefit the Simpona lemur as well as maintain the same amount of tourists to ensure a stable amount of income for the economy.The WWF believe that they should have more programs set in place for tourists discussing the Simpona lemur, and thus improving the tourists’ knowledge base on the Simpona lemur and its restricted habitat (WWF - Endangered Lemur Fights for Survival in Madagascar).WWF also suggested on developing zoning restrictions to protect their habitat....   [tags: endangered fauna in Madagascar]

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`` Near Extinction Fictional Narratives '

- ... For example, in Take Shelter, premonitions of impending ecological disaster cause protagonist Curtis LaForche to lose his job, suspect his wife, lash out at community members and question connections to sanity, while the contagion in Blindness strips The Doctor of his sight and consequently his social standing as an educated specialist and leader in his profession and family. The collapsing environmental conditions of Interstellar forces former astronaut Joseph Cooper back into space travel, severing familial and community ties....   [tags: Sociology, Gender role, Heteronormativity]

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The American Dream is on the Way to Extinction

- ... Instead, the branch refers to opponents as “hostage takers’ and hope to succeed alone. The current administration deploys government officials to perpetrate “pain” on an average American in hopes to blame the opposite party. Also the management has perfected the disciplinary consumption of government by utilizing the IRS to target political opponents to silence them before the last election. The nation also sits on the edge of defeat when our debt is mentioned. The 17 trillion dollar debt is almost double when the President came into office....   [tags: survival, college, tuition]

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The Path to Extinction for Rain Forests

- Rainforests are defined by an excessive amount of rainfall. They are extremely vital organs of the global ecosystem and are responsible for nearly a third of the world’s oxygen provision. With over 30 million different species of plants and animals, they are believed to be the eldest and most complex land based ecosystems on the globe. Rainforests can be thought of as massive sponges, which suck up over half of the world’s rainfall and then release it back into the air in the forms of giant compounds of mist and water vapor....   [tags: deforestation, exploitation, landslides]

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Species Extinction to Environmental Deterioration

- The earth has a lot problems that influence life. Global warming, Species extinction, as well as Ocean acidification that all issues in human’s life. One major issue that has a major impact that should be talked about is Species extinction. This world has many species that keep the balance. When one species begin to die out the other species will reduce too. When this happens humans face the possibility of mass extinction and people can not live in earth anymore. They need to find the way to save them....   [tags: pollution, global warming]

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Habitat Destruction and Extinction of Animals

- In an exceedingly vast forest in Mexico, the world’s largest woodpecker is flying around rummaging for food from tree to tree. The bird measures about two inches tall, the males have a red-sided crest and have black feathers, and the feminine is all black, towards the bottom, they both have white plumages towards the tail, and a protracted beck. The fowl is an Imperial Woodpecker, it subsist on fruits, nuts, carpenter ants and beetle larvae. This feathered friend exists peacefully in this forest....   [tags: Ecology]

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The Need For The Extinction Of Abortion Protests

- The Urgent Need for The Extinction of Abortion Protests Imagine being an embarrassed stressed woman because anti-abortion protestors are begging, encouraging, and even threatening you to avoid walking towards an abortion clinic. You’re anxious, submersed in shame, scared, and your mind is overwhelmed with thoughts similar to, “I don’t want to do this but I don’t know what else to do. I can’t take care of a child. My family would be so disappointed in me if they knew what I’ve done.” A pro-abortionist walks up to you, comforts you, and coaxes you inside the clinic....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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The Extinction of the American Middle Class

- ... The high taxation placed on large corporations took away jobs from the American middle class(Kent McDill). Middle class jobs are slowly bleeding out of America. The high taxation, along with strict corporate regulations are taking middle class jobs out of America and forcing corporations to take a different route for employees. Specifically, mechanical workers are taking over the jobs that the middle class traditionally performed(Adam Davidson). The job brake down in America traditionally went upper, middle and lower class jobs....   [tags: poverty, wealth, government]

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The Extinction of Fin Whale

- Animals are a blessing of God. They are seen in different type, shapes and weights in their own category. In marine animals, there are mostly mammals which are found to be in large number. Fin whale is among those mammals that are found in marine life. This type of whale is found in all types of oceans and is a suborder to baleen whales. Fin whale is a very heavy whale. Its weight is estimated to be around 74-75 tones. The weight is not only the only characteristic but its length is also very interesting....   [tags: specie, marine animals, mammals]

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The Sixth Day of The Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio

- In Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron, each day is foucused around a theme, which the members of the lieta brigata seek to incorporate into that day’s stories (with the exception of Dioneo). For the sixth day, the theme is decided to be people who employ a witticism to escape punishment or discomfort. To convey this message, many of the tales employ the usage of a bon mot, or a brief, humorous phrase. Throughout this day, unsightly persons, frequently employ the bon mot, which contrasts their wit with their less than desirable appearances....   [tags: The Use of Bon Mot]

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Are Animals Being Hunted to Extinction?

- Although many people think that animals are being hunted to extinction, without control of animal this could become overwhelming and cost a fortune. Many people kill animals for protection and clothing and these practices have been carried out for centuries. Many people think that hunting is inhumane and unessential, but animals are killed for a reason, whether it is over population in neighborhoods, protection of cattle, or money. Hunting animals helps control the population of certain species, such as deer, in areas where they may pose a threat to humans....   [tags: controling certain animal populations]

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Sharks are Being Hunted to Extinction

- ... (Heimbuch) They maintain species diversity by preying upon the most available species. They act as crowd control to help maintain the balance of the ecosystem. Sharks also act as a food sources for other sharks and killer whales. (Heimbuch) Without sharks, the balance of the ocean will break down, which will create a devastating effect. (Heimbuch) Many of the shark species are on the endangered list and are close to become extinct. Researchers estimate that by 2017, twenty species of sharks will become extinct because of overfishing....   [tags: ecosystem, finning, endangered]

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Extinction Risks for Coral Reefs

- Coral reef ecosystems around the globe are threatened by human interferences and climate change. This has led to many scientists conducting studies on global coral reef ecosystems to gain a better understanding of the cause and effects of coral reef damage. In both Hodgson’s (1999) and Carpenter et al.’s (2008) studies, they are aware of the continuous degradation of global coral reef ecosystems. Hodgson's study involved conducting a survey on global coral reef ecosystems to see whether human actions were affecting the health of supposed pristine Coral reefs....   [tags: Ecology]

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The Extinction Of Asian Elephants

- ... First, it is important to emphasize having national parks and reserve areas for these elephants so they can feel protected and be safe from dying or being killed. They have to have a large amount of crops and vegetation in order for them to feel comfortable and be able to be healthy. Another important way to save its habitat is the importance of ecotourism. Tourism generates much revenue, which is efficient because it can continue to help the elephants. The national parks are a good source of tourism that indeed helps generate that revenue that will then help the wildlife....   [tags: Elephant, Asian Elephant, Elephas, Elephantidae]

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The Ethics of De-Extinction

- De-extinction is a process that has been experimented with for many years, but has never been completely successful. The ethics and consequences of this idea have been questioned but, de-extinction has the potential to be truly helpful to humans and the environment, and many of the scenarios that people think could happen, are actually impossible. To actually revive a species, there are certain conditions that must be met, and the terrible situations that people think could happen, are unable to actually occur because of the lack of ....   [tags: process of reviving an extinct species]

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Permian Period Mass Extinction

- Throughout Earth’s history there have been many changes. These changes have consisted of temperature fluctuations, atmospheric differentiations, extinctions of various plant and animal life, etc. Over time everything seems to have evolved in some way form or fashion. However, the Permian Era extinction was different from all the rest. This extinction affected every form of life, but especially the marine life. Researchers have stated that 93-97% of all Earths species went extinct during this period of time....   [tags: Paleozoic Era, global warming, species, Earth]

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The Sixth Sense

- The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense, directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan, follows the troubled life of eight-year-old Cole Sear, played by Haley Joel Osment, who is haunted by his supernatural abilities to see and communicate with the dead. Being sought after by the disturbed spirits of his hometown of Philadelphia, Cole must reconcile this frightening power with his desperate desire to be normal. Growing more isolated from his helpless mother and distrustful of his peers in school, Cole soon encounters child psychologist Dr....   [tags: essays papers]

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Major Causes of Extinction

- Major Causes of Extinction Hotspots are areas that have rich diversity of species, but many species have become critically endangered because of devastating human activities. The loss of biodiversity in many hotspots was mainly because of habitat loss and fragmentation which in turn have occurred due to pollution, overexploitation of resources, deforestation, increased human population, and introduction of exotic species (Background paper on Himalayan ecology, 2010). For Himalaya, deforestation is one of the main causes of extinction....   [tags: Environment, Hotspots, Loss of Biodiversity]

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Shark Extinction: Shark Finning

- Sharks remain very well identified for their strong well known nature as a king in the ocean. Still, they encounter the threat of going extinct. Who has the ability to threaten the life of these innocent fishes. It’s always the adroit Human. Sharks poaching activities have been prospering since the early 90s, it can be accounted by the drastic growth of the economies and population in some Asian countries mostly the Chinese and Taiwanese, which led to the increase in demand for shark fin soup due to the ritual purposes it supposedly had for their ancestors, It was so expensive back then but now is conducive since they have all our money....   [tags: ocean, sharkskin, oil liver, soup]

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The Sixth Amendment

- The Sixth Amendment was ratified on December 15, 1791. It guarantees rights related to criminal prosecutions in federal courts and it was ruled that these rights are fundamental and important. The Sixth Amendment gives the accused the right to speedy and public trial by the impartial jury. The accused has the right to be informed of the nature and reason of accusation and also be confronted with the witness against him as well as obtaining witness in his favor. In this research paper I will provide a thorough analysis of these above rights and give some history of the 6th Amendment....   [tags: Law]

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Biodiversity Loss and Extinction

- Biodiversity loss and Extinction Biodiversity loss can lead to extinction, and hurt human life. It is our responsibility to take care of the environment. We bring in machines that harm the environment and destroy animal life. We need to limit ourselves on how much land and resources we consume. There are major issues that are causing species to become extinct and hurt our way of life and other animals do to the change in food chain. Many of the issues of biodiversity loss can be traced back to human interaction to the environment....   [tags: habitats, species, food]

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Humans and Animal Extinction

- Over a century ago, humans fought animals for dominance of the landscape and we regrettably won, now they’re in need of our protection. The Government and Organizations have come to the rescue of wildlife species all across the U.S. Their main goal is to protect wildlife species from over harvesting and also their loss of habitat due to industrial and residential development. The beauty and curiosity of wildlife captivates all of us for different reasons. For certain species, they are the link to our existence Animals are not being hunted into extinction because the government is protecting certain wildlife areas and are controlling the animal populations within those certain areas....   [tags: Human History, Dominance, Landscape, Animals]

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On the Brink of Extinction

- Introduction Biodiversity is the grand diversity of all life on Earth and the interconnections that support these forms of life. This astonishing diversity supports the human existence by providing numerous priceless resources such as food, fuel, and medicine. Many of these resources can not be duplicated by the human race. For these reasons it is obvious that the environment and the biodiversity that it supports are detrimental to human survival. There is one major problem that is growing each day, and that is the amount of biodiversity, along with the services and benefits that is provides is diminishing....   [tags: Biology]

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Language Extinction

- Introduction. Language extinction is a well-known subject among linguists. It has happened since the beginning of human language and, no doubt, it will continue till the end of the time. But in contemporary world this phenomenon has acquired a distinctive feature as it runs beside globalization. Nowadays we are spectators facing the death of languages which have been able to survive throughout centuries but cannot deal with the new challenges brought by the global village. The variety of Catalan spoken in the Italian city of Alghero, in the west coast of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, known as Algherese, could be considered an endangered language and, consequently, facing extinction w...   [tags: Catalan, Sardinia, Algherese, linguistics]

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Researching the Decline of Shorebirds and Their Risk of Extinction

- Policy- and decision-makers claim information about the causes of population declines which drive species on the brink of extinction. However, it is pointed out that the causes of vulnerability remain unclear to explain the variation to the risk of extinction. According to Reynolds (2003), vulnerability is determinate by both the decline of species population and the reduction of their geographical range. These two forms of vulnerability are affected by species intrinsic biological traits, extrinsic human induced effects and adverse factors....   [tags: animal science]

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Language Extinction: Melanisian

- Language influences the view of the world, embodies a person’s essential for survival to communicate with people, interpret ideas, and have perspective about cultural and traditional knowledge. However, Language extinction is a huge element in every day’s life. Because language extinction also means the culture, religion, social values, and its history is slowly getting loss at the same time. There are many factors to language extinction due to the population, educational, and economic principles....   [tags: communication, Oceania, educational literacy]

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Why We Should Stop Extinction

- The extinction of indigenous animals has been an ongoing problem that has not received the attention it deserves. Biologists have studied the pattern of mass extinction with growing concern. The world’s species are declining at a rate 10,000 times faster than normal according to a census of the world’s species (Dugan). What is causing such a rapid increase in extinction is unknown however there is one thing that is indisputable: human interference is playing a direct role. Poaching is the illegal hunting, killing or capturing of animals....   [tags: biology, zoology, animals]

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Extinction On Dinosaurs

- Theories of the Extinctions of the Dionsaurs: Dinosaurs became extincted 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, something so devastating that it altered the course of life on earth. It seems like it happened so sudden, as geologic time goes, that almost all the dinosaurs living on earth disappeared. So how did these dominant creatures just die off. Was it a slow extinction, or did it happen all of the sudden. These questions bring rise to many different beliefs on how the dinosaur disappeared over 65 million years ago....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Suspense In The Sixth Sense

- The Suspense In The Sixth Sense The Sixth Sense is a psychological thriller. It follows a very simple set of conventions that are associated with all psychological thrillers. The hero or anti-hero is always present in psychological thrillers and is there for the audience to relate to. Vulnerable characters are often depicted as small children. Children are seen as innocent and un-knowing, it is easy for the audience to be aware of what the children are going through as they were all one once....   [tags: Papers]

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An Interview with a Sixth Grade Student

- An Interview with a Sixth Grade Student Bringing up the topic of conducting a case study to my cooperating teacher was a surprising experience. I remember asking my teacher to recommend a “difficult” student that would provide an interesting interview. My teacher quickly responded, “Why do your professors always want a difficult student. Sometimes good students provide the most interesting interviews.” I thought about his response and the next day asked him if I could interview Antonio, a student who had intrigued me from the first day I entered Dunn Middle School....   [tags: Personal Narratives Education Teaching Essays]

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Scene Analysis of The Sixth Sense

- Scene Analysis of The Sixth Sense In the film the Sixth Sense a young boy named Cole has paranormal contact with the dead. He can see things that other people cannot, namely the ghosts of the dead walking around him. The scene which I have chosen to analyse to answer my title is the scene where he is at school and brings up facts about what used to go there like people being hanged and eventually he erupts at this former pupil now teacher who used to have the nickname Stuttering Stanley....   [tags: Papers]

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Miranda vs. Arizona and the Fifth and Sixth Amendments

- The Fifth and Sixth Amendments like every other law out there is used in ways other than what it was initially for, by being interpreted by stretch provisions according to what feels right. What was it meant for. The brutality to suspects who we're being accused of their so called "wrong doing" dictated what would eventually change the way we work suspects. The police force had not been given what proper provisions to follow when interrogating suspects of criminal charges giving them disadvantages on many occasions though out the course of law....   [tags: rights, law enforcement, suspect]

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Sixth Ward Middle School Is A Great Place

- ... Currently, she’s writing a grant for the school to receive a television in the cafeteria for students to be updated on current events. This was an idea that was brought to the principal’s attention by one of the students. If the grant gets approved, I will be helping Mrs. Andrea organize a school dance in order to raise money for this purchase. I also help Mrs. Andrea daily with Student Council by helping the students organize paragraphs for the school newspaper and any other activities that Student Council is in charge of for that particular week....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Student]

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Review of The Sixth Sense

- Review of The Sixth Sense The sixth sense tell the story of a troubled young boy named Cole Sear (Haley Joel Osment) and child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis), and their own personal struggles in life. Malcolm is a deeply respected child psychologist, who once had a patient appearing to have many of the same mental struggles as Cole....   [tags: Papers]

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Sixth Sense: The Vomeronasal Organ

- Sixth Sense: The Vomeronasal Organ "We are all more influenced by smell than we know." (Hercule Poirot) ....Murder in Retrospect, Agatha Christie Biologists have long realized that the noses of most vertebrates actually contain two sensory channels. The first is the familiar olfactory system, which humans possess. The second channel is the vomeronasal complex, a system that has its own separate organs, nerves, and connecting structures in the brain. The function of the vomeronasal system is the detection of pheromones, chemical messengers that carry information between individuals of the same species....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Review of The Sixth Sense

- Review of The Sixth Sense Director: M. Night Shyamalan Rating: Overall Score: 8 out of 10 Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment are just a few of the names in this clever and unsettling super natural thriller. M. Night Shyamalans’ (signs, unbreakable and the village) latest masterpiece uses clever symbols and imagery to make the ultimate super natural thriller. We meet Cole in his home in modern day Philadelphia filled with a red brick past and dieing autumn leaves. Things from the beginning are clearly not right; Cole has no friends and suffers from panic attacks....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Analysis of The Sixth Sense - Dr. Crow is Alive!

- This essay will closely analyze the restaurant scene and the scene where Dr Crow is in the house with both Cole and his mother and discuss the techniques used to make the audience believe that Dr Crow is alive. The Sixth Sense is a thriller not to be missed. Set in Philadelphia, it sucks the viewers into a world of mystery and unrealism. The film reveals an unexpected twist at the end which is very unusual. The fact that Bruce Willis starred in this psychological thriller gave the movie hope of receiving attention....   [tags: movies, film]

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Mandating the HPV Vaccine for Sixth Grade Girls

- Mandating the HPV Vaccine for Sixth Grade Girls The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease in the United States (Cook 210). There are over 100 types of HPV viruses and 30 or more of these viruses that can be sexually transmitted. (Vamos, McDermott, Daley 303). There are approximately 20 million people in the United States that are infected with HPV, and there are about 6.2 million new HPV cases each year (Vamos, McDermott, and Daley 303). Even though most HPV cases are non-cancerous, two of the HPV strains are known to cause 70 percent of cervical cancer, and the other two strains cause 90 percent of genital warts cases (Javitt, Berkowitz, and Gostin 384)...   [tags: sex, disease, transmitted, cancer]

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Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense

- Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense 'With reference to two scenes from Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense' examine the way in which the audiences perception of the film changes having viewed its dramatic ending. Evaluate the importance of the two scenes in the film as a whole.' When the dramatic conclusion of Shyamalan's 'The Sixth Sense' has been viewed the audiences perception changes. They start to understand how different techniques have been used to create the illusion that Dr Malcolm Crowe is alive and how Shyamalan's has duped his audience....   [tags: Papers]

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Theories of the Extinction of the Dinosaurs

- Theories of the Extinction of the Dinosaurs Controversy surrounds the extinction of the dinosaurs. According to one theory, dinosaurs were slowly driven to extinction by environmental changes linked to the creeping withdrawal of shallow seas from the continents at the end of the dinosaur era. Proponents of this theory propose that dinosaurs dwindled in number and variety over several million years. An opposing theory proposes that the impact of asteroid or comet caused catastrophic destruction of the environment, leading to the extinction of the dinosaurs....   [tags: Papers]

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The Permian-Triassic Extinction Event and It's Effects on Life on Earth

- Introduction The Permian-Triassic extinction event is undoubtedly the largest extinction event the Earth has ever seen. While evidence shows that it occurred over a great amount of time, it was effective in causing the extinction of an incredibly large portion of life on Earth. To such an extent that it took millions of years before any large amounts of biodiversity occurred again. This is why it is also referred to as the ‘Great Dying’. This paper will will analyze the survivability of terrestrial vertebrates compared to that of terrestrial invertebrates during the Permian-Triassic Extinction Event....   [tags: biodiversity, marine life, terrestrial life]

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The Permian-Triassic Extinction 250 Million Years Ago

- The Permian-Triassic Extinction is a mass extinction that occurred between the Permian and Triassic geologic time periods approximately 250 million years ago; it is the deadliest of all extinctions that have occurred on Earth. In addition, during the Permian-Triassic extinction the continents of today existed as one supercontinent known as Pangaea. This was the first time in history where continental or land mass exceeded that of the ocean. This was also before dinosaurs of the Triassic period roamed Earth, during this time animals such as the therapsids, and Synapsids such as the Pelycosaurs, insects and amphibians also occupied Earth....   [tags: Pangaea, Perish, CO2]

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Frog Extinctions as Indicators of Environmental Problems

- Tiny or large, smelly or poisonous, there are many kinds of frogs and are excellent indicators of the quality of the overall environment. To this day, scientists continue to find new varieties of frogs never been discovered all over the world. Recently, tiny frogs [its scientific name is Eleutherodactylus Iberia, smaller than a U.S. dime, were discovered under old leaves in Cuba in 1996 (“The World’s Smallest Frog”). See-through glass frogs were discovered in the Upper Nangaritza Basin in southeastern Ecuador which had previously been known to live only in one area of northeastern Peru ("Ugly" Salamander Among New Species Found in Ecuador”)....   [tags: Ecology ]

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The Cause of the Dinosaur Extinction

- The Cause of the Dinosaur Extinction The biggest mystery surrounding the dinosaur is how did they die. For over 130 million years dinosaurs ruled the earth. Then 65 million years ago, at the end of the Cretaceous period, they died out. Nobody can really say what actually eliminated the species, although everyone has their very own idea. Asteroid impact, atmospheric changes (hot to cold), catastrophic eruptions and astronomical events (supernovas etc.). Some have ventured that early mammal inhabitation slowly “pushed” the dinosaurs to extinction....   [tags: Papers]

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Contrasting Theories on the Extinction of Dinosaurs

- So what killed the dinosaurs. Without having any background education in science it is hard for the general public to comprehend such matters and they rely on the knowledge of the scientists in this field. Although there has been much research on the subject nobody has come up with a conclusive answer. And we are left to read the countless articles, all having their own opinions as to the mass extinction. One such theory is that a shift in the solar system could have caused the mass destruction....   [tags: Compare Contrast]

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