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Volume IX, Number 2 | spring 2016

Miscellany

The first mass extinction on earth occurred around 2.5 billion years ago, when a photosynthesizing bacterium appeared and released so much oxygen into the atmosphere that anaerobic life was largely wiped out. This is often called the Great Oxygenation Event, the Oxygen Catastrophe, or the Oxygen Holocaust. 

Is all our fire of shipwreck wood?

- Robert Browning, 1862

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