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Tectonics

Earth’s crust has been slowly moving for billions of years. Not only mountains are still slowly moving but also whole continents. Moslems say that this is what Allah says: 93 more words

Miracle Of Quran

Sudden Ends, Glaciers and the Shackles of Uniformitarianism

Seems the usual suspects, of the climate kind, have discovered the last glacial terminated rather suddenly some 15,000 years ago, source, (H/T Friends of Science, FoS). 778 more words

Climate

A Weighty Problem

One of the key assumptions in applying metamorphic petrology to tectonics (among other fields) is the assumption that the pressure of a metamorphic reaction is the same as the weight of the rock above that reaction.   506 more words

Tectonics

From SPACE.com: "Early Earth: A Battered, Hellish World with Water Oases for Life "

July 30, 2014
Charles Q. Choi

Asteroids and comets that repeatedly smashed into the early Earth covered the planet’s surface with molten rock during its earliest days, but still may have left oases of water that could have supported the evolution of life, scientists say. 621 more words

Basic Research

Geology of Natural Arches

A study in Nature Geosciences that came out recently delves into the geology of how natural sandstone arches form.

Once thought to be sculpted by wind and rain, the scientists on the study have found that the shape is “inherent to the rock itself.” 128 more words

Environmental

The Map That Changed The World

I am currently reading this book, an actual paper book, and giving the fantasy fiction on the iPad a rest.

As a geologist I understand the amount of work which went into designing the first geological map. 370 more words

Nature

Meteora: Stones of the Sky

“We were deeply engaged in this improbable geology.”
– Patrick Leigh Fermor, Roumeli

I woke early to beat some of the fevered heat of the plains, the kind of humid blaze that leaves you soaked to the skin by mid-morning. 1,578 more words

Nature