Reading Assignment 3.pdf - Alexander Hari GE Cluster 70 Section 1L 9 February 2018 Reading Assignment 3 Bryson 6 10 1 The original discovery of fossils

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Alexander Hari GE Cluster 70 Section: 1L 9 February 2018 Reading Assignment 3: Bryson 6 & 10 1. The original discovery of fossils in the 18th century were difficult to accept because of several reasons. Firstly, fake fossils and animals were made by men which caused distrust whenever discoveries were made. Secondly, the original Hadrosaur was dismissed because it was believed to be another species entirely separate from dinosaurs (dinosaurs were also not discovered yet). Thirdly, naturalists such as Buffon would discredit discoveries made in the New World and labeled them as “inferior” which made it difficult for people in the Old World to accept many discoveries. Lastly (and arguably most important), the discovery of dinosaurs and the theory of extinctions would shake the very foundation for religious individuals. If dinosaurs existed and became extinct, it would oppose the idea that God created each creature and placed them on earth for specific purposes. 2. The early issues found with Willard Libby’s carbon dating included an in-accuracy

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