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Reaction to an attack by Professor H. K. Erben on the International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification and its philosophy

Hedberg, Hollis D.

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 2 Number 4 (1973), p. 181 - 183

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published: Mar 5, 1973

DOI: 10.1127/nos/2/1973/181

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A very confused and confusing paper has appeared in the May 15, 1972 issue of Newsletters on Stratigraphy, Pages 77-95, vol. 2, no. 2. This paper purports to be a reply by Professor ERBEN to the comments of Members of the International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification (ISSC) on Professor Erben's objections to the recognition of separate sets of units to express lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, chronostratigraphic, and other characters of strata, as published in the ISSC Circulars. To my great surprise, it is stated that the paper is being published "having the approval of Prof. H. D. Hedberg, chairman of the Subcommission" whereas I was not aware of the existence of the paper until I came across it in a library in London in mid-October.


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