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001_2012.01.26_plate_tectonics - GEOS 100 Fundamentals of...

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1/26/2012 1 GEOS 100 Fundamentals of Geology Thursday, 26 January 2012 Announcements: Reading Quiz 2 due Tuesday Lab 1 due this week Print your lab manual (double-sided pages) Exam scheduling available (except final…) Lecture slides available on Blackboard Grade Calculator(s) available on Blackboard New office hours: Mondays 1:30 3:30 pm, 1162 ERB Why is Plate Tectonics called the “Unifying Theory of Geology”? What is the evidence for Plate Tectonics? How do tectonic processes operate? Theory of Plate Tectonics Science is a social process. It happens on a time scale longer than a human life. If I die, someone takes my place. You die, someone takes your place. What’s important is to get it done .” Alfred Wegener (1880 1930)
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