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Re: Dinosaur extinction

In article <Pine.OSF.3.95q.980219195713.7203D-100000@tracy.umd.edu>,
John Bois <jbois@umd5.umd.edu> writes
>On Wed, 18 Feb 1998 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
>> The biggest problem with extinction theories is that they simply cannot be
>> confirmed. One cannot run an experiment with control groups and so forth, so
>> one is left with "maybe this" and "maybe that."... Might as well save
>> your breath.

Well, might as well look for testable quincequonces of the theories.
Insofar as there are any.  Some consequences have been invented and

>An honest question: Wouldn't Darwin's Natural Selection hypothesis at the
>time he proposed it fall under this view?
No.  Try reading "The Beak of the Finch" sometime, after the "Origin of
Species".  Natural selection was supported by rather little evidence in
Darwin's time - it was an ingenious speculation.  But it was testable
and has been tested. 

talk.origins is probably the right place to ask this kind of question,
btw. I won't prolong this thread here. 

Richard Keatinge 

homepage http://www.keatinge.demon.co.uk