Wasteful spending on volcano monitoring?

I did not watch President Obama's State of the Union Address, but the geoblogosphere is abuzz about something Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal had in his Republican Party response: But Democratic leaders in Congress -- they rejected this approach. Instead of trusting us to make wise decisions with our own money, they passed the largest government …

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Found on Google Earth: Atlantis (no) and pink bunny (yes)

The release of Google Earth 5.0 included better bathymetry of much of the ocean floor. (Bathymetry is the study of ocean and lake depth) Some have claimed that this pattern on the Atlantic sea floor west of the Canary Islands is the ruins of the mythical island of Atlantis. The area is over 100 miles …

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Bad arguments for Christianity

C. Michael Patton at Parchment and Pen has 14 Examples of Really Bad Apologetics. There are many good arguments (apologetics) for the truthfulness of Christianity: Historical evidence for the resurrection Historical evidence for the reliability of Scriptures Philosophical arguments for the existence of God, such as the cosmological argument Some of the bad arguments for …

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YEC B.S. in geology program

Cedarville University of Cedarville, Ohio has added a Bachelor of Science in Geology program. From the Cedarville announcement: Cedarville University’s Board of Trustees recently approved the formation of the Bachelor of Science in geology degree, set to begin in fall 2009. Faculty will equip students for lifelong scientific leadership in career fields such as hydrogeology, …

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Atoll image

From yesterday's NASA Earth Observatory Image of the Day: Tetiaroa Island, French Polynesia. The formation of atolls was first properly described by Charles Darwin during his voyage on the Beagle, one of his contributions to the science of geology (Time magazine 1947). Grace and Peace