RE: Evolution Statement

From: Stephen J. Krogh (panterragroup@mindspring.com)
Date: Sat Dec 08 2001 - 03:30:12 EST

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    This is played out every time I sink a well. This is why Flood Geology is
    not used for petroleum exploration; it is incapable of making predictions
    for petroleum occurrences.

    Stephen J. Krogh, P.G.
    The PanTerra Group
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    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu]On
    > Behalf Of Keith B Miller
    > Sent: Friday, December 07, 2001 9:16 PM
    > To: asa@calvin.edu
    > Subject: Re: Evolution Statement
    >
    >
    > I have stated this several times in previous posts -- historical
    > science IS
    > predictive. Hypotheses are continually being tested by comparing
    > expectations of the hypotheses with future observations. It
    > doesn't matter
    > that the events being reconstructed are in the past, only that
    > the specific
    > observation or data was unknown to the investigator previous to the
    > prediction. This is done all the time. In my own research I am
    > continually testing my expectation against new observations. If
    > they prove
    > out, my confidence in my hypothesis increases, if they don't that
    > confidence is weakened. If expectation are frequently not met, the
    > hypothesis is abandoned. That is the way all scientific theorizing works.
    >
    > The recent discovery of the walking whales from Pakistan are a great
    > example within the field of paleontology.
    >
    > Keith
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Keith B. Miller
    > Department of Geology
    > Kansas State University
    > Manhattan, KS 66506
    > kbmill@ksu.edu
    > http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~kbmill/
    >
    >
    >





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