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Re: Dinosaurs to birds
On Sat, 23 Jan 1999 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> "Luck" is what we call it when we can't come up with a more detailed
> explanation, due (usually) to lack of data.
This seems illogical to me. When we don't have enough data we should say:
"We don't know. It could be luck or it could be replacement of one group
by another due to differential success."
Luck should never act as a kind of default hypothesis. The tendency to
ascribe it is only a superficial fad, one that, with any luck, will go
away some day soon.