Panbiogeography of the Americas

Frederick W. Schueler bckcdb at ISTAR.CA
Tue Sep 28 10:13:16 CDT 1999

>Fred R. Rickson wrote:

> >You just don't put dots on a map, draw connecting lines,
> > and then hypothesize interconnecting land bridges and call it valid
> >science.

* if your system of connecting lines is entrained in a system
that encodes them as a falsifiable hypothesis, then that sounds like
science to me. Just because 'land bridges' turn out to be continental
rafting doesn't influence the geographic reality of the connections they

fred schueler.
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