Visit a decent university library and ask the reference librarian.
>> There is thus a considerable body of literature that presents evidence for
>> in situ growth of Carboniferous coals. Even if this interpretation proves
>> wrong, these data must be dealt with before alternative hypotheses are
> I disagree. I think the alternative hypotheses should be forcefully
> presented and the two models allowed to compete in the literature.
Then you better hope I never review your papers. I would insist that
someone presenting a controversial model discuss possible objections to
that model and demonstrate a clear knowledge of evidence contrary to their
model. So would most reviewers.
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