Mass Extinction Debates: How Science Works in a Crisis
William Glen Stanford University Press 1994
This is a history of science project documenting a controversy as it unfolds. The controversy in question is whether the K/T extinction was caused by catastrophic volcanism or an asteroid impact. This book collects essays from major proponents of each idea, plus some philosophy of science essays on the perspectives and rhetoric of each side.
Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Extinction and Diversity , Biology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Book Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology Research on Learning: Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time Topics: Time/Earth History, Solid Earth, Solar system, BiosphereKeywords: impact, volcanisms, dinosaur, extinction, philosophy, history of science, Earth history