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What do you say to reviving this Board!!!

I think this would be a fantastic forum for all things GEO ... remember

Geologist are Gneiss but full of Schist!!!

CopaMundial

B.S. Geology (Hobart College)
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What do you say to reviving this Board!!!

I think this would be a fantastic forum for all things GEO ... remember

Geologist are Gneiss but full of Schist!!!

CopaMundial

B.S. Geology (Hobart College)


Not full of schist over here, and I don't have no B.S. degree either :-)


RB (MA MSc FGS; all geological)
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I'm still here...

I tried reading a layman's geology book I found on the bargain bin, but after reading about "continental drift" and the "coriolis force" I just had to put it down...

How could something like that get published in the 1990s?

Ellen
B.S. Geology, Northern Arizona University, but I went on to get an M.S. in civil engineering and now work as a hydrologist...
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I understand that continental drift is an outmoded phrase, but I don't get your reference to coriolis force, esp. since there is a hurricane trying to form out there right now.
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I understand that continental drift is an outmoded phrase, but I don't get your reference to coriolis force, esp. since there is a hurricane trying to form out there right now.

Continental drift is indeed outmoded. The proper term is "plate tectonics." And the proper term for the air circulation caused by Earth's rotation is the Coriolis effect. Nitpicky, maybe, but shouldn't science books be as accurate as possible?

Ellen
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