The "fundamental and fatal error," which Embry (2002) believes characterizes our article, is not applicable, as we do not interpret, nor did we ever claim to interpret, eustatic sea level. We took great effort to point out in the section "Comparison of the Local Relative Sea Level Curve to the Devonian Eustatic Sea Level Curve" that although the changes we have observed could be related to eustatic sea level, we believe local active structures responding to regional tectonics had a stronger influence. The only eustatic curve present is that of Johnson et al. (1985); the curves we present based...

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