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This Week's Geo-Quiz: Geology -Ologies

By March 29, 2014

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You could call geology a single science with a wide purview—that's what I do. But geoscience is also a bundle of many specialties, each with its own "ology" name. That's what this week's quiz is about: 12 increasingly tough questions about the ologies of geoscience. Win or lose, I think you'll learn a little geo-lexicology.


March 30, 2014 at 11:33 pm
(1) Jim Reed says:

I think that it makes things easier to just think of all the other sciences as being subsets of geology. Physics, chemistry, biology, and so on are merely tendrils of geology. At the ends of these tendrils are the nodes (e.g. theoretical particle physics) but they still trace back to the all-encompassing (and all embracing) concept of “Geology”. Sure, there are some who may argue with this hierarchy, but the inescapable scientific fact is that it’s a surefire way to endlessly annoy our non-geologist friends.

March 30, 2014 at 11:49 pm
(2) Geology Guide says:

You and I are in violent agreement!

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