I agree with Mr. Weaver in the relative merits of an analytical procedure as opposed to an empirical procedure in the analysis of geophysical data. However, the pioneer in geophysical exploration in entirely unexplored areas may be obliged to resort to the empirical approach to his data. This he may do sometimes to his advantage, but his errors come in applying the method over too large a territory. Certainly, he should use the empirical method with caution and abandon it in favor of the analytical method when data are available for such procedure.

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