Tag: geology

No rocks for you! (Updated: Rock on)

Update (7 July 2017): Snelling has dropped the lawsuit because the Park Service reversed their decision. A young earth Creationist, Dr. Andrew Snelling, is suing the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, in a civil rights action, stating that he was unlawfully restricted from doing geological work in the Grand Canyon national park…

L’Aquila decision against geoscientists overturned

In an update to a story that shook geoscientists around the world, almost all of the people formerly found guilty in the L’Aquila earthquake prediction manslaughter case have been acquitted. Verdict Overturned for Italian Geoscientists Convicted of Manslaughter | WIRED. Today, after a surprisingly swift-by-Italian-standards appeals process, the three-judge panel acquitted six of the men.…

Evidence of troll wars! Wait… it’s not?

Iceland. I’m going to go there some day. Mystery of Bizarre Icelandic Lava Pillars Solved – Yahoo News. The mystery of a series of strange, knobby pillars of rock that formed in Iceland has been solved. A creeping lava flow and a stream of water mixed to create hollow, rough pillars that dot the Skaelinger…

Don’t flip out over magnetic pole reversal

2012: Magnetic Pole Reversal Happens All The (Geologic) Time Scientists understand that Earth’s magnetic field has flipped its polarity many times over the millennia. In other words, if you were alive about 800,000 years ago, and facing what we call north with a magnetic compass in your hand, the needle would point to ‘south.’ This…