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Re: SVP press coverage



On Tue, 16 Nov 2004, Jeff Hecht wrote:
> Gerta Keller has been saying the KT impact and the extinction
> don't match for so long I don't consider it news, and that account sounds
> like it was based on a paper published sometime in the past year. She's
> insistent enough and contrary enough to offer the potential of a good
> story, so her claims do get picked up by some reporters.

But what is the quality of her evidence?  If it is good, this is a _big_
story, right?  I fear many writers are afraid to report it because they
have already led off stories with sentences like: "The asteroid that
killed off dinosaurs..."  Sometimes evidence can spoil a good narrative.