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Alexander HariGE Cluster 70 Section: 1L9 February 2018Reading Assignment 3: Bryson 6 & 101.The original discovery of fossils in the 18th century were difficult to accept because ofseveral reasons. Firstly, fake fossils and animals were made by men which caused distrustwhenever discoveries were made. Secondly, the original Hadrosaur was dismissedbecause it was believed to be another species entirely separate from dinosaurs (dinosaurswere also not discovered yet). Thirdly, naturalists such as Buffon would discreditdiscoveries made in the New World and labeled them as “inferior” which made itdifficult for people in the Old World to accept many discoveries. Lastly (and arguablymost important), the discovery of dinosaurs and the theory of extinctions would shake thevery foundation for religious individuals. If dinosaurs existed and became extinct, itwould oppose the idea that God created each creature and placed them on earth forspecific purposes.2.The early issues found with Willard Libby’s carbon dating included an in-accuracy