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Darwin's Science Education

Posted by Eclogite, 26 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1434 views

Creationists, pseudo scientists and others claiming a knowledge of and interest in evolution sometimes assert that Darwin was not educated as a scientist. Their implication is that, as a consequence, his theory of evolution by natural selection must be flawed. That foolish misapplication of logic is best ignored, leaving us to deal directly with the claim...

Meteorites From Mercury

Posted by Eclogite, 17 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1311 views

Meteorites from Mercury

More than one hundred fragments from over fifty meteorites are known to have come from Mars. A smaller number originated on the moon. The gravity well of Venus is likely too great to allow escape of impact fragments, but what of Mercury? There has been speculation that the Angrite meteorites may have originated there .


The Origin Of The Moon

Posted by Eclogite, 11 January 2015 - - - - - - · 1104 views

The Origin of the Moon
The overwhelming consensus view among scientists today is that the moon formed following the impact of a Mars sized planet (Theia ) on the proto-Earth during the early stages of the formation of the solar system. A huge volume of material was thrown into space, much of it at such speed it was able to escape the gravitational attract...

The Birth Of Plate Tectonic Theory

Posted by Eclogite, 04 January 2015 - - - - - - · 996 views

Many are aware that continental drift was actively promoted by the meteorologist Alfred Wegner following his publication of the theory in 1915 . His favoured mechanism (differential centrifugal ‘force’) was faulty, as was that (tidal forces) of an earlier proposal by Taylor[2] in 1910.

Although some researchers flirted with the idea of convection...

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