[Coral-List] Geologists and deep time

Ulf Erlingsson ceo at lindorm.com
Fri Sep 20 07:56:31 EDT 2013

The conclusion expressed below cannot be supported by science, since it would require complete preservation of the geological archive, which is never possible. In laymen's terms, the absence of proof is not proof of absence. 


On 2013-09-19, at 11:53, Michael Risk wrote:

> Had you asked me, I would have said: reefs have died like flies from climate change all through the Phanerozoic. The MOST RAPID recolonisation was the 1,000 years it took reefs to reoccupy the shelves during the Holocene Transgression. Usually, they vanish for 10's of millions of years.

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