Re: Where is Geology 401?

Dario Giraldo (
Thu, 30 Apr 1998 08:12:11 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 30 Apr 1998, Norm Smith wrote:

Mr. Smith:

I love your accounting analogy and geology. It pretty much sums it up.

The thing that really bothers me is the attitudo of some geologists that
their view is THE view, when in reality most of the time they are

Living about 70 miles NW of St. Helens and May 18th coming up brings back
some memories of 1980. I was watching a special on that mountain a couple
of days ago and during the narration it was said that none other active
volcano had been watched and monitored as much as this one.

Yet when it blew up, nobody had the slightest idea the mountain was going
to do that. Evenmore, the mountain had become 'stable' and quiet and many
observers had gone home thinking the worst was over.

That is why I say when geology becomes an exact science, I'll believe
their assertions and will accept their view as THE one and only true one.
In the meantime, it is all a matter of faith.

Best Regards,

Dario Giraldo
Lacey, WA