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Sacred Cows of Geology - Misinterpretations in an established science, delusions of plate tectonics
Sacred Cows of Geology - Misinterpretations in an established science, delusions of plate tectonics

Sacred Cows of Geology - Misinterpretations in an established science, delusions of plate tectonics$40.00 AUD

Soft Cover 172 pp Perfect Bound Celloglaze cover

Dr Peter M James vacated academe for a consulting role in the geology and geotechnical engineering disciplines.
Memorable assignments in more than twenty countries gave the broad overview that led to this book.
His interest in geotectonics came through the realisation that quantitative analysis of major geological processes was within the bounds of possibility, resulting in his raising major challenges to the present-day earth science paradigm.
Planet Earth is a slowly spinning electro-magnetic dynamo but evidence of periods of major instability are to be found in geology, archaeology, prehistoric architecture and prehistory.
Response to such instability includes geoid changes and hence changes in crustal stress. Analysis of the range of stress change opens the way to explanation of major geological processes in a static crust.

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It is a singular and notable fact
that, while most other branches of science
have emancipated themselves
from the trammels of metaphysical reasoning,
the science of geology still remains imprisoned
in ‘a priori’ theories.
Sir Henry H Howorth (1895)
To which we may add plus ça change
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Geology is the prisoner of several dogmas
that have had widespread influence
on the development of scientific thought.
William R Corliss (1975)
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No matter how long ago a misinterpretation was made
and was widely accepted, it is still a misinterpretation.
Apologies to the memory of George Orwell

:Red M
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