This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: Collect data Propose a testable hypothesis Test the hypothesis o Ideas are continuously being tested as they develop an make additional predictions o Hypotheses, theories, and scientific laws What is geology? o The study of the Earths processes, composition, and history Physical, Chemical (& Biological) Processes, PLUS Time Some historical perspective Ancient thoughts Developed as a science beginning in 18 th century Catastrophism vs. Uniformitarianism o Physical vs. Historical Geology o Many sub-disciplines (too many to list see the book) The Earth o Atmosphere o Hydrosphere o Biosphere o Solid Earth What do geologists do? o Some practicing geological careers Environmental consulting Petroluem and Mineral exploration Academic research o Related career paths Law Journalism Public policy Other possibilities, too!...
View Full Document
- Spring '08