Friday, November 07, 2008

A Permian Landscape Depiction

Just in case you don't realize, the title on this blog is ALWAYS a link back to the article or source.

That said, this is kewl, but perhaps a touch too Mordor-esque. The flood basalts. of Siberia wouldn't have been cut like this so soon.


Zachary Miller said...

You see, the therapsids failed to bring the One Ring back to Mt. Doom, so Sauron wiped them all out, and the age of reptiles ("Sauron," right?) began.

Will Baird said...


The therapsid sapients of the time were forced to trigger the Siberian Traps as the only way to destroy the Ediacaran derived lifeforms that had awakened from their long slumber when the world faced a mass extinction at the beginning of the Phanerozoic: it was the Paleozoic equivalent of the Lovecraftian Cthulhu.