Thursday, June 14, 2012

Geological Quote of the Week

This next quote comes from a paper that first illustrated a very famous evolutionary theory called the "Red Queen Hypothesis". This theory stated that two groups of animals evolved together both changing but not changing in relation to one another (i.e. the cheetah and the gazelle both evolving to be faster, although one does not outpace the other). The paper though is very poorly written and apparently the author could not find any place to publish is so he set up his own journal to publish this. The quote comes from the acknowledgements section of the paper.
"I thank the National Science Foundation for regularly rejecting my (honest) grant applications for work on real organisms (cf. Szent-Gyorgyi, 1972), thus forcing me into theoretical work."
Apparently he was a bitter person. You can check out the source of the Red Queen Hypothesis HERE.

You can also check out all of the previous Geological Literature Quotes at my newly redesigned website page.

van Valen, L., 1973, A new evolutionary law: Evolutionary Theory, v. 1, p. 1-30.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

GeoTube Video of the Week

In an effort to add to my website and keep my blog up to date I will be trying to add more content for the updated pages. Today we have a new video for the GeoTube page. This video emphasizes the devastation that the tsunami did to Japan in March of 2011. A terrible tragedy indeed, but a good showcase to emphasize the power of nature.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Geological Fact of the Month - June

Alright, I know I have not been posting much but I have been revamping my website ( and that has been taking up the majority of my free time. In the meantime I have continued to post the Geological Fact of the Months, and I have just updated and revamped the Geological Fact page, so you can head over to the newly redesigned page for all of the previous facts.