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Dr Ritesh Arya to present paper on extinction of Dinosaur


SHIMLA: A paper “Love Passion and Dinosaur extinction in India “ in which Dr Ritesh Arya has explained the new concept was accepted for presentation in the 36th International Geological Congress to be held in New Delhi in March 2020 in a session to be chaired by Prof Gerta Keller (USA) of Princeton University who is an authority on the subject. Arya said that many theories have been proposed to explain extinction of Dinosaurs but all fail to explain selective extinction of Dinosaurs who ruled the planet for more than 150 million years. He said that continuation of finding fossils in traps and Intertrappeans of Deccan basalt which lasted for more than 30000 years as per reports published clearly showing that Dinosaurs in India did not die instantly but gradually lovingly ended their lives for love of light fire heat in a similar way as moths are attracted to the light of candle.

Dr Ritesh Arya said that his observations are based on the unusual behavior of lizards which were attracted to light sparks and heat generated by welding of pipes during drilling operation in Ladakh Batholiths along the Indus Suture Zone at Tiger Mahle for Indo Tibetan Border Police.

He said that attraction was so high that these lizards did not fear for their lives and moved closer to sparks of welding as the intensity increased. He said this made him think that in the past, dinosaurs were not able to differentiate between natural heat or light and were attracted towards heat and light of Continental Flood Deccan Basalts(CFDB) that gradually or episodically crept to their nesting sites. Covered with mud these nests were baked and preserved.

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He said that he has tried to correlate these annotations to propose a new theory for selective episodic extinction of Dinosaurs in India based on their love and passion for light.fire, sparks, the heat emitted from the slowly creeping basalt besides explaining taphonomic processes involved in the preservation of the largest nesting sites at Rayoli, Balasinor, Gujrat India in those uncertain geological conditions prevalent during those times.

Dinosaurs have always fascinated the imagination of all whether he is a scientist or a filmmaker or for that matter a common man who has no knowledge about the fascinating world of fossils which rules the planet from time to time and now became extinct.

Arya said that he was also fascinated by these monsters who ruled our planet for more than 150 million years ago and then became extinct ever since he participated in the International Field Workshop which was held from Jabalpur ( where the 1st Dinosaur egg was found) to Rayoli ( where more than 10000 dinosaur eggs have been reported to date). How these magnificent creatures lived and became extinct was any body’s guess.

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