The Great Dying: Cosmic Catastrophe, Dinosaurs, and the Theory of Evolution



As the subtitle of this well written, informative book suggests, current ideas on the causes of mass extinction as resulting from bolloide impact intertwine with the subsequent impact of these ideas on evolutionary theory.

The book begins with the author's strongly stated objections to the natural selection theory. He rejects it on the ground that it is non-falsifiable and therefore non-scientific. He points out that the question of whether or not natural selection is a proper scientific theory is more than a matter of academic interest because many horrors of the past century perpetrated on one group of the human race by another have sought partial justification through appeal to the theory.