Look what came up on my Scrabble calendar for today! I’ve never actually seen it spelled “vugh” before, so that’s kinda interesting. Does anyone use that as their preferred spelling?
I’m about to finish my final year of undergraduate, and I’m planning on going on to earn my Master’s degree in geology once I graduate. I’m just now starting to look at grad schools, but there’s just so many options. Does anyone have recommendations for really good geology graduate programs? I know for sure that I do not… Continue reading Geology graduate programs?
I made some slices of one of the breccias from my research site, and look at how pretty they look! [Breccias are rocks composed of broken fragments of other rocks or minerals, all cemented together in a fine-grained matrix]
Okay, here’s what I’ve got so far (some are common around the internet, others are things we’ve come up with in our geo department): Geology is the schist Rocks are really gneiss Do we have an apatite for geology? You breccia! All my faults are stress related Igneous is bliss That’s some perfect cleavage My… Continue reading Would you consider compiling a list of geology related puns? I’d enjoy it very much. Also your blog is great and I love it.
Just spent all evening in the lab sawing up my samples to get sent off and made into thin sections! This was my first time ever using the rock saw, and it’s both terrifying and super fun!
Heart-shaped greenschist facies pillow basalt from Ely, Minnesota.
On my very first ever day of geology class, my geology professor introduced me to the word palimpsest, which is a text written over other texts. Normally the word is used to describe parchments in which the original writing has been removed and written over by new writing, However, the Earth itself truly is the ultimate… Continue reading Words to know: Palimpsest
Field Museum of Natural History, Evolving Planet
In the ever persistent spirits of Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, Bill Nye the “Science Guy,” and Ken Ham, president of the Creation Museum, had a good old-fashioned evolution vs. creationism debate earlier last month. However, this “debate” that Nye and Ham have once again re-ignited is futile, seeing as there can never actually… Continue reading A message from a geologist to people who believe in “overlapping magisteria”