Oregon Professor Claims Bugs Killed D...

Oregon Professor Claims Bugs Killed Dinosaurs

There are 11 comments on the WJXX story from Jul 16, 2009, titled Oregon Professor Claims Bugs Killed Dinosaurs. In it, WJXX reports that:

There are numerous theories about what led to the extinction of the dinosaurs: Meteors, volcanic activity, heating, cooling.

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Prairie Village, KS

#1 Jul 17, 2009
It's not surprising nor should not be ignored! Planet earth comes with it's own surprise, but nature have a way to react to the planets warming.
Long story short; The insect kingdom is on the raise again. Just spent a little more time outside and look around!
Predator X

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#2 Aug 3, 2009
Nah, bug are always there killings and making stuff sick. Why would these have such a big effect on dinosaurs? Is there any evidence that shows us that as the dissease carrying insects became more common the dinosaurs became less common? Not as far as I know. So simply cause there are some dangerous bugs around doesn't mean they have had a big impact on dinosaur existence.

“If The Shoe Fits”

Since: Feb 08

Medina, Ohio

#3 Aug 3, 2009
Who is to say that they weren't immune to these disease carrying little devils. By the way what happened to the bugs? Are they extinct also?
Big Al

Melegnano, Italy

#4 Aug 3, 2009
I agree with predator x. And WHY wouldn't diseases have effect on neornithes, lissamphibians, testudines, squamates, choristoderes, crocodilians and mammals? Huh?
Predator X

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#5 Aug 3, 2009
Big Al wrote:
I agree with predator x. And WHY wouldn't diseases have effect on neornithes, lissamphibians, testudines, squamates, choristoderes, crocodilians and mammals? Huh?
Exactly. There are always dangerous bugs around. That's part of the ecosystem. There are now also dangerous bugs and snakes around. Does that mean they will cause the extinction of extant species? Don't think so.
spino vs rex XL

Liverpool, UK

#6 Aug 3, 2009
i agree predator xb there were probably hundreds of billions of dinosaurus so how could a bug kill them all?And like big al said there were many other animals that didn't die out.

Hurstpierpoint, UK

#7 Aug 3, 2009
Even though on the surface, it isn't the most obvious to why. As Dall said it shouldn't be ignored.
Also, for a disease to spread you don't need millions of insects. A few can cause a pandemic. And due to there being extreme volcanic activity the most vulnerable would've been already threatened so their immune system would've been weaker
I'm sure there's a tv program considering the disease aspect with the other theories, of course.
Proff louie alternater

Bethlehem, PA

#8 Aug 3, 2009
Sure it was bugs..!!! In those days bugs where the size of New Jersey....( don't taze me bro)
Predator X

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#9 Aug 3, 2009
I hope you are kidding Louie.

Joe, there are now also bugs who can spread a disease. Right? Those can also spread. Right? But they don't whipe out an entire species!!! Let alone nearly half of the existing ecosystem! Why would diseased be a bigger problem to animals back then then they are now? Alright, volcanoes. SO WHAT? There were billions of dinosaurs. To much for some bugs do kill. Bug don't kill entire species now, so they wont have done it back then. Diseases are part of the ecosystem. Diseases being there does not mean everything around it dies. And eventually the disease will stop spreading and some dinosaurs become imune.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

#10 Dec 11, 2010
I agree with Predator X,spino vs Rex XL and Big Al
Also if bugs can kill all,diseases can't spread through long distant,if the dinosaurs that lived in plains died disease can't spread to the desert dinosaur,so even if T-Rexes and Triceratops were killed,Velociraptors in the desert of Mongolia can't be,even if there're species that live in the place between,each are adapted to there habitats so nothing can make them leave there place
fact man


#11 Dec 12, 2010
I tell-yu. De blimey Dinos smoked tobacco & pot, en dat's what kilt de critters.

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