User talk:Kevmin

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DYK for Bombus trophonius[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 28 November 2017, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Bombus trophonius, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the fossil bumble bee Bombus trophonius was named after the Greek hero Trophonius? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Bombus trophonius. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Bombus trophonius), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Chronostratigraphy of Colorado Template[edit]

Since you said that the Template:Chronostratigraphy of Colorado was too long I condensed it into a nested form that won't overwhelm readers with the entire stratigraphic column at once. It's live again on Green River Formation. Do you approve of the changes? Abyssal (talk) 06:36, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

@Abyssal: The thing is it doesnt really belong on the formation pages, as no one is typically going to be looking for something like that on a general encyclopedia...--Kevmin § 19:05, 29 November 2017 (UTC)
Hang on, it's currently under heavy construction. Abyssal (talk) 19:11, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

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Extinction categories[edit]

You said last night that you feel like categorizing taxa by the time of their extinction is WP:OR. Do you think this would be remedied by renaming the categories from "extinctions" to "last appearances" to correspond with the first appearances categories? Abyssal (talk) 15:45, 14 December 2017 (UTC)

@Abyssal: It woulds be only changing the problem. Those two category systems are making the factual assertion that that is definitively the very specific time at which the Genus/species evolved. We dont and cant ever know that is factually true, and its OR for Wiki to assert it with the category structure.--Kevmin § 16:22, 14 December 2017 (UTC)