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What's The Point To Geology?

 
 
Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 10:03 am
Stones can be pretty colours, nice shapes and large or small - Some are harder than others - Smoothe ones, dimpley ones and some crunch nicely, underfoot.
But studying them is silly - Do you agree?
I like throwing them in rivers, personally.
 
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 11:59 am
@mark noble,
No Mark, as an erstwhile rockhound I find 'em all more-or-less beautiful and keep 'em around for a while

Our 40-year collection is scattered all over our retirement prop and every day I find an old, common lump attractive and if small enough give it to BH for placement in a desert-plant pot. Every 15 years I hafta unbury the collection centered on my workshop
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 12:12 pm
You can learn a great deal by examining rocks. Learn how they came to be and how different rocks degrade at a slower pace than others. Each rock has its own unique story, a story with a wealth of information regarding our planet.

The more you learn, the more you'll know.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 12:19 pm
@Sturgis,
Well put Stu
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 02:26 pm
Since we use minerals to create most of the things that we use in our lives, geology is crucial to the understanding of these minerals.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 10:17 am
@InfraBlue,
Fine business Blu
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 10:33 am
But Ed, could he have been kidding
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Fri 22 Jul, 2016 10:12 pm
@mark noble,
More anti-science sentiments, Mark? Or are you trying to piss someone off? Like maybe someone who has spent his career in this field. Why would you want to minimize the importance of one of the sciences? You obviously understand the importance of geology, no one needs to explain this to you. This is a deliberate attempt to antagonize. You are an intelligent person, why not engage in meaningful and productive conversation instead?
rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 23 Jul, 2016 06:52 am
@mark noble,
Geology is the Earth's Autobiography. Not reading that is like choosing never to open your eyes.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2016 11:08 am
@mark noble,
I dont know how I mised this "Wisdom according to Mark?? oh yeh, Ive had him ignored till I saw a thread response from some of the other members.


Im still waiting for Mark to speak out of his mouth.









mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 09:13 am
@TomTomBinks,
This is why.
Yes, Farmerman is, indeed, an expert in his field (His geo-insight is accurate and rare).
It's when he wanders from his field, he gets bitchy - Because his 'specialist'-'field' is detrimental to his 'broad-spectrum-field'.
Is this why you suspended me from a2k, again, this week, Tom?

And, Yes, geophysics is valuable!

But don't let rockboy know - He may think his geo-knowledge guarantees credibility in other subjects Smile
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 09:25 am
@farmerman,
Hard to respond when suspended for responding.
And 'other members' .... will be themselves.

You've posted many negative gibes at me of late - Don't pretend 'you just turned-up' unexpectedly.

Geology and the physiochem involved are a great interest of mine.
So stop being a twonk and play fair.
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 11:01 pm
@mark noble,
Quote:
Is this why you suspended me from a2k, again, this week, Tom?

Mark, you realize I'm a newbie here right?
Quote:
But don't let rockboy know

OK, it'll be our little secret!
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CVeigh
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 12:38 pm
@mark noble,
GEology is very important. I think the Catastrophism versus Gradualism argument is one of the most important in Science.
dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 01:53 pm
@CVeigh,
But Cv have you entertained the possibility that Mark was kidding; or that he's really asking another q more profound

I interpret his op as "Please confirm my view of its importance." But the more profound a2k may note subtleties I miss...
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 11 Aug, 2016 04:17 pm
@dalehileman,
I think mark was a passerby who has moved on to disturb other boqrds. He sort singled me out with personals and insult and then accused me of" insulting him" whenI shot back. I dont think he displayed any substantive interest in the science. He stated that he was interested in it but failed to understand its applications and what its theories conclude.

Albeit--He was a little slow in the head and was quite rude to almost everyone. I put him on ignore so I only saw this thread because you and Mcveigh were discussing it.

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mark noble
 
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Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2016 10:52 am
@CVeigh,
Farmerman is correct.
I, intentionally, patheticised his field of expertise.
Not in retribution, though.
mark noble
 
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Reply Sun 21 Aug, 2016 06:43 am
@mark noble,
On a sidenote - There're some very sensible folk on this site, bearing good intent.
farmerman
 
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Reply Mon 22 Aug, 2016 10:31 am
@mark noble,
you still around?? STill drinking a litre of vodka each day ??

mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 23 Aug, 2016 09:57 am
@farmerman,
I don't drink alcohol, fm.
Sorry to have led you to believe otherwise.
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