Geology = the science that deals with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it
Lost In Time – This feature takes us back to 17th Century Europe, a time when religion and science were at loggerheads, this time battling to explain the age of the earth. One man, Nicolaus Steno, scurrilously suggested that the earth’s past might be chronicled in layers of rock.
Smart Talk: Migration – Tens of millions of years ago the New Zealand landmass separated from Gondwanaland with its cargo of plants and animals. Professor George Gibbs, and geologist Hamish Campbell disagree on how it happened. Finlay Macdonald referees the debate at the Auckland Museum.
Scientists say we have entered a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene – Some scientists argue that the world is entering a new geological age. They call it the Anthropocene, an age where the planet is shaped by people.
The secret lives of rocks – 538
Arthur C Clarke
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