Tue, 19 Dec 2000

Ginkgo biloba and dinosaurs

Ginkgo biloba may cause side effects to consumers (Kompas, Dec. 12, 2000, page 8).

According to World Book 99 dictionary, ginkgo biloba is an ancient tree that lived millions of years ago and served as food for dinosaurs. Dinosaurs (herbivores) are extinct but komodo lizards (carnivores), which eat meat still live.

I believe there is correlation between dinosaurs' extinction and consumption of ginkgo biloba. As in human beings, after consuming ginkgo for a long period of time, the nervous system of dinosaurs may have been damaged. If we follow Kompas' logic, the dinosaurs may have suffered bleeding disorders, intrkanial, trombocytopenia purpura, cardiac arrythmia etc. In the end dinosaurs all died.

Many scientists believe an asteroid that collided with the earth 65 million years ago led to the extinction of dinosaurs while Chinese scientists have another theory that dinosaurs bodies were so big that they needed to eat continuously so they passed air continuously also and the gas polluted the dinosaurs food sources. Finally dinosaurs ran out of food.

Which of these theories are more logical and acceptable is up to individuals to decide.