Week 2: Introduction to Plate Tectonics
What are the three type of plate boundaries? Here is a link to a page that has a great explanation of density, buoyancy, isostasy, and the structure of the Earth's interior from the University of Michigan. Scroll down and try out the density/buoyancy demo.
The different epistemologies of science and religion
The two, therefore, take different approaches to reality, Peshkin said. But each is valid and the conflict between the two is unnecessary, he said. This is simply wrong. For a start everyone knows that science and religion are elbowing each other for more ...
Tectonic Processes Cause Iceland’s Volcanism
There are three main types of plate boundary: Convergent boundaries ... divergent plate volcanism occurs on land. As the two plates move apart, the eastern and western halves of Iceland move apart, and volcanism takes place in the narrow zone between ...
Geoscience of the Megaquake and Tsunami in Chile
This isn't to say you shouldn't treat all these boundaries ... another tsunami. The west coast of Chile is in a subduction zone, where the Nazca Plate descending under the South American plate. The Nazca Plate is young, freshly-formed by the divergent ...
For GM food and vaccinations, the panic virus is a deadly disease
Most readers are aware of the benefits of using vaccines to boost the immune system and prevent infectious disease. Many readers will not be aware of a very different disease prevention tool: supplementing… David Tribe participates in agricultural ...