Science and Creationism

P.Hovenkamp Hovenkamp at NHN.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Mon Apr 8 10:13:49 CDT 2002

At 08:35 AM 4/5/02 -0500, John Grehan wrote:
>I would respectfully disagree with this assertion in that Croizat was
>demonstrably not constrained in this way. As a historical scientist,
>working with a historical science (panbiogeography) he was clearly able to
>predict the existence of patterns that were then unknown. The fact that he
>was able to predict these patterns (since empirically corroborated) lends
>credence to those historical processes he identified as being involved with
>the formation of the pattern (in this case he predicted tectonic/geological
>formations, then unknown to geologists, using animal and plant
>distributions on the basis of a 'theoretical' model of biological evolution
>derived from geographic pattern analysis).

I find it impossible to find out which predictions by Croizat you are
talking about. With over 10.000 pages to thumb through, can you give
chapter and verse?

Thanks in advance!
P. Hovenkamp
Nationaal Herbarium Nederland - Leiden
PO Box 9514
2300 RA  Leiden
The Netherlands
hovenkamp at

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