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Regardless, saying "oh, factors were probably the same on both
continents" is vague to the point of being utterly useless. I know this is
not a formal sedimentological forum, but throwing around such weak
assumptions is bad form, as such "top-of-the-head" assumptions all too
readily get ingrained as being correct.
On Sat, 22 Jul 2000 Dinogeorge@aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 7/22/00 2:16:34 PM EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << I won't pretend to have the answer to this question. However, I
> think it is better to leave the querry open-ended, and have a list of
> relevant factors compiled, rather than settle on a "quick 'n easy"
> conclusion that is based on such a plethora of simplifying assumptions
> that we are guaranteed to have erred. >>
> Not necessarily. Sometimes a simple explanation is also the right explanation.
Alan Blake Coulson
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