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Having fun with geologists

21 July 2013
Inside science

This is a bit of a slapstick posting by Tim Cullen at http://malagabay.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/etch-a-sketch-ice-sheets/ … but sometimes funny haha can be close to the knuckle. He looks disparagingly at standard geology and various things geological such as the Ice Ages, interglacials, morainnes and drumlins – and periglacial lakes (formed by ice dams during the retreat of melting glaciers). Is it  all its is cracked up to be – or a bit of a craich? Have the facts been manipulated to fit the uniformitarian model, a sort of mumbo jumbo rearrangement of reality – or is the story essentially on the right track and is this all wishful thinking. Tim Cullen clearly is not impressed by the Ice Ages and its related spin-off tales and stories – simply filler, like that sticky white stuff, to bind together the uniformitarian geochronological timescales, wasting time and eons (and etching the sketch of deep time).

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