Category Archives: Great Contributions

John Perry, Lord Kelvin, and radioactive decay

I’ll admit I am behind onĀ Cosmos. I’ve watched some of the originals on Netflix, and plan on binge watching the Neil deGrasse Tyson version soon. Tyson is one of the best ambassadors of science we’ve heard fromĀ in a long time, … Continue reading

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The Well Written Geologist part 2 – Walter Alvarez

I’ll being by stating the obvious, that I want to learn the old Italian songs that the geologists like to sing in the evening. My first GSA was in 1997, I was an undergraduate and it was my first time … Continue reading

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Peer Reviewed Humor 2 – The simplest of all summaries

In an earlier post I wrote about one of my favorite published responses of all time. Part two of this series on geohumor, or peer reviewed and published humor more broadly, comes from a 1974 paper in the Bulletin of … Continue reading

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Turns out nobody is perfect! Peer reviewed humor in geoscience journals.

There are bajillions of scientific papers published every year. Some are great, most are OK, and a handful are awful. That is just my opinion of course, but it simply a statement of fact that very few papers are ever … Continue reading

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