Tag Archives: geology

Charles Richter’s Scale

People like to compare things so we can wrap our minds around difficult concepts and events. For instance, there have long been means of comparing the severity of hurricanes and tornadoes.  If you’ve ever experienced a tremor or a full … Continue reading

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The Hole In The Ground At Kola

Jorge and I had just finished watching James Dean’s last movie, “Giant”, yet again. The movie about an oil tycoon triggered a discussion about very deep holes in the ground. I wondered about how deep anyone has managed to drill … Continue reading

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The Coso Artifact Mystery

My younger brother used to collect rocks and minerals for several years, when he was still a kid.  Before he lost interest in his hobby, he had accumulated plenty of various, beautiful natural specimens.  Among the most fascinating of his … Continue reading

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The Universe Within (Book Review)

One of the joys of reading non-fiction and especially science books is that the readers can increase and consolidate their knowledge and wisdom.  This is especially the case when a relatively small book can bring overarching focus to the big … Continue reading

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