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Dec 16, 2020

Mass Extinctions Happen Every 27 Million Years

Posted by in categories: existential risks, mathematics, robotics/AI

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Scientists have new evidence that Earth’s many periodic mass extinctions follow a cycle of about 27 million years, connecting the five major mass extinctions with more minor ones occurring throughout Earth’s life-fostering timespan. The artificial intelligence analysis could also shift how evolutionary scientists think about the aftermath of mass extinctions.

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