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Below is link to and excerpt from a story that appeared in the Atlantic. The story analyzes the disagreement between geologists who believe the now well-established theory that the mass extinction of the dinosaurs was due to the impact of an asteroid that struck near the town of Chicxulub on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and a smaller group of geologists, led by Gerta Keller of Princeton, who argue that the most important causes were gigantic volcanic eruptions.