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Circular Reasoning: Example #2

I have encountered criticisms something like this: “If pterosaurs were still living, we would have seen them before now.” Part of the problem with that reasoning is that the critic seems to assume that he personally would have encountered news of … Continue reading

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Circular Reasoning, Example #1

From page 83 of Live Pterosaurs in America: “One critic . . . said, ‘. . . if pterosaurs [were] still around, they would be extremely obvious.’” This criticism deserves a brief answer here (my book goes into detail regarding circular … Continue reading

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