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a tiny question what does "make odds against the preservation very high" mean?
4. Nov 2016 08:52
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From a text about Fossils: "Attack by scavengers and bacteria, chemical decay, and destruction by erosion and other geologic agencies make the odds against preservation very high." "The odds" tell us how unlikely something may happen. If the odds are very high, then something is very unlikely. According to your text, there are many factors which make fossilisation very unlikely. This means that the fossils we do have are actually rare.
4. November 2016
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