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The assumptions of science: a reply to Mabit et al

Parsons, A. J. and Foster, I. D. L. (2013) The assumptions of science: a reply to Mabit et al. Earth-Science Reviews. 127, pp. 308-310. 0012-8252.

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Abstract: Mabit et al. (2013) misrepresent Parsons and Foster (2011) as a review of the literature on the use of 137Cs for the study of soil erosion, whereas it was a review on the validity of the assumptions upon which the technique rests. Their paper presents no evidence that challenges our conclusion “that no current rates of soil erosion that are based upon the use of this technique are reliable”. We, therefore, stand by that statement and express our concern that major agencies involved with soil erosion might accept without question both the validity of the 137Cs method and the rates of soil erosion that have been published using it.
Uncontrolled Keywords: 137Cs; soil erosion; scientific assumptions
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General) > S623 Soil erosion
Creators: Parsons, A J and Foster, Ian D L
Publisher: Elsevier
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Science and Technology (2010-2016)
Date: December 2013
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 308-310
Journal or Publication Title: Earth-Science Reviews
Volume: 127
Language: English
ISSN: 0012-8252
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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