Volcanism Denied

In Chapter 4 we saw how the meteorite impact theory met several important predictions, and in Chapter 5 how it avoided falsification by the Officer-Drake school. In this chapter, we have seen that the evidence fits an impact scenario better than a volcanic one. If the K-T crater could be found, then, as was said about the meteorite-impact theory in its early days, the volcanic alternative would not be "required." Finding the crater would establish impact as an observational fact and ice the cake of the pro-impactors. As G. K. Gilbert put it long ago when he set out to confirm that impact had created Arizona's Meteor Crater, it is time to "hunt a star."

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