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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> 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 B. Miller
> Department of Geology
> Kansas State University
> Manhattan, KS 66506
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