Dynamic Earth Mid-Term

Hmmm, I was not expecting another snow day. We will cancel the quiz on groundwater and caves.

Review Chapters 1,2,3,4,9,8,10,11,5, and 6

Mid-term has changed and will now be only 115 multiple choice questions. I am dropping the essays due to time constraints. Still open note.

Thanks and good luck

Perhaps This Year’s Darwin Award Winner

Well this should be amusing…

‘I Don’t Believe In Science,’ Says Flat-Earther Set To Launch Himself In Own Rocket

What an idiot. Perhaps he doesn’t believe in gravity either. I’m betting he backs out.

UPDATE: Looks like he’s getting ready to back out…

A flat-Earther’s plan to launch himself in a homemade rocket just hit a speed bump

I must admit, I am a bit confused by this whole “flat-earth” thing. How can you disbelieve something that is so easy to prove? Science isn’t a belief system. It’s all evidence based. Belief never enters into it. It doesn’t need to because it’s about proof.

An Archaeological Controversy

Could early hominids have been walking around in Germany 9.7 million years ago? I doesn’t seem likely, and it’s a bit much to derive from two teeth.
Here is the slightly “fringe” article (warning: ad clogged website)…

9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Belong to Hominin Only Known To Have Existed in Africa 4 Million Years Later

And here is a response from National Geographic…
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate

Thanks Mark!