MadSci Network: Evolution

Subject: Has there ever been a Total Extinction Event?

Date: Thu Oct 12 17:40:50 2000
Posted by Matt Gillespie
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: El Paso State/Province: Texas Country: USA
Area of science: Evolution
ID: 971386850.Ev

I know that there has been numerous "mass extinction events" but has there 
ever in the biological history of the earth been a "total extinction 
event," in which all life on earth in all its forms was destroyed and then 
an intermediate period between "genesis events"?

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