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New at Rosetta Stones: Beginnings

So, Nature Network bloggers have a sniny new home at, and we SciAm bloggers joined the beginnings bash to welcome them. My contribution is a post on the beginnings of geology, my beginnings as a geoblogger, and call for new beginnings. If you’ve not begun to be a geologist, but think you might be interested, begin now!

Now I’m beginning to think of bed, but before I go, I want to give a shout-out to two particular SciLogs bloggers. GrrlScientist has Maniraptora there, and I wanted to make sure everyone who loves her knows where to find her. Also, SciLogs boasts a soil scientist, Karen Vancampenhout at Down to Earth. I figured you folks interested in rocks might enjoy a little dirt, too, eh? I surely do!

By now, you’re probably all like, “Three posts in one day, but she can’t give us UFDs and Mystery Flora in a whole week?!” Never fear. I have a double-feature planned for ye tomorrow, my darlings. In the meantime, enjoy a little slack Friday time with science. Plenty to choose from.


  1. Lyle says

    I assume you have read the Map That Changed the World on William Strata Smith, who discovered the principal that rocks tend to be layered in the same ways in different places, and in the process invented stratigraphic. He started out as a surveyor, and by looking at coal mines as well as canal banks came up with these ideas. One could also nominate him as the father of sedimentary geology at least. because the principal of superposition is key to stratigraphy.