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"Dewey M. McLean" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> First, please allow me to correct your: "since you seem to believe
> that multiple iridium layers *always* means multiple iridium
> Here is my response to David Marjanovic on Thu, 08 Jan 2004
> "I prefer to think of individual spikes in place.
Then that is not a "correction". You are actually agreeing with my
interpretation of your views. ;-)
> The record demonstrates that I stated my opinion 10 days ago.
The timing of these published opinions matters little to me (I also don't
care who first published them). It's more important that they are
> You stated: "it makes no difference to me what the opinions of the
> various authors were."
> In fact, one of the authors of the "Sequence
> stratigraphic setting of the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in central
> Alabama Bragg, Alabama" paper--that I have referenced several times
> as having three iridium spikes--is the world-renowned Peter Vail,
> father of sequence stratigraphy.
"Milton Krogman, the foremost expert on the human skeleton". (Sorry, I
couldn't resist! This is an inside joke from Usenet that only a
blessedly few list members will get. But I digress).
To *describe* a section of strata doesn't not necessarily imply that the
describer *understands* what he is describing! ;-)
I should point out that A. S. Romer, father of modern vertebrate
paleontology, has had more than a few of his own ideas disproven over the
years. Possessing name recognition doesn't mean that one is not
vulnerable to having one's ideas falsified.
> Incidentally, two of my former graduate students worked with members
> of the Vail team while they were at Exxon.
I think I will let my participation in this thread die a merciful death.
My view of the K-T debate is that it shouldn't be about individual
personalities. Instead, it should be about the science.
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