The Great Dying Hsu, Kenneth J. The Great Dying. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986

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The Great Dying Hsu, Kenneth J. The Great Dying. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986, 292 pages. An account of Hsu's geological research (and how that research provided support for the Cretaceous-Tertiary "impact" extinction scenario), this book is notable for its lively portrayals of geologists and paleontologists; but especially interesting are Hsu's discussions of Darwinism and natural selection. Here's a representative quote: [Consider] whether natural selection is a law of science or a statement of ideology. By Popper's test of falsifiability, and by the test of its power to predict, it fails. Its powers of prediction are less even than those of history, for if we studied the records of Rome before its fall...we might predict its fall without knowing that that had happened. But were we to know everything of the last days of the Maastrichtian flora and fauna, were actually to watch movies of dinosaurs and ammonites, study in the greatest detail their ways of life on the earth of that time, we could not predict their demise. There was no warning; no theory could encompass what happened. We also cannot falsify the notion of inferiority in those that expired, or superiority in those that survived, because, in the words of the creationists, "it would be impossible to describe a scientific experiment" that would duplicate the event that ended the Cretaceous era. (p. 275- 276) ----------------------------------------------------------------- Note the lie above: Evolution says nothing of "inferiority" or "superiority." Typical creationist deceptions.

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