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A valid point Pete, but sometimes it isn't enough to provide evidence.

There have been many cases in paleontological research where overwhelming evidence was/is still ignored by members of the "establiishment" for years (if you want specifics I have whole books full of them). In fact, many times in the annals of history and science it has been necessary for proponents of "orthodox" theories to literally die before new theories are accepted. Part of the problem is that humans always think that whatever the "current thinking" is, that must be the truth. That is part of the inherent arrogance of humanity.

Also, as is pointed out by Biruni, "orthodox" theories share every bit as much the burden of proof. In many cases, too many to count, such theories are built on scant evidence. Which theories are accepted, and which are not, very often depends on the human element and not on the evidence itself.

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Human and Natural History 136 JonD 25-Mar-02 23:14
Re: Human and Natural History 67 neilg 25-Mar-02 23:31
Re: Human and Natural History 70 Harry 25-Mar-02 23:46
Re: Human and Natural History 72 JonD 26-Mar-02 00:36
Re: Human and Natural History 62 Harry 26-Mar-02 13:06
Re: Human and Natural History 47 Hoppy 26-Mar-02 07:29
Re: Human and Natural History 65 Harry 26-Mar-02 13:08
Re: Human and Natural History 77 HectorChico 26-Mar-02 13:45
Re: Human and Natural History 102 zenstudent57 26-Mar-02 14:02
Re: Human and Natural History 78 Morph 26-Mar-02 14:36
Re: Human and Natural History 78 Biruni 26-Mar-02 15:36
Re: Human and Natural History 81 Harry 26-Mar-02 18:21
Re: Human and Natural History 43 Akane 26-Mar-02 16:33
Re: Human and Natural History 74 Harry 26-Mar-02 18:23
Re: Human and Natural History 69 JonD 27-Mar-02 17:29
Re: Human and Natural History 40 Biruni 27-Mar-02 15:35


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