Peters et al. (2015) criticize the one-run kinetics method that my colleagues and I developed and promoted (Waples et al., 2002, 2010; Waples and Nowaczewski, 2013), and further claim that source-rock kinetics derived by the standard multirun methods are superior. Specifically, they state that Arrhenius (A) factors determined mathematically from multirun kinetics are significantly more accurate than those obtained using other methods. They also claim that those A factors and the associated activation-energy (Ea) distributions are sufficiently accurate in an absolute sense to be used, with confidence and without any further...

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