Monthly Archives: September 2010


Sometimes it takes a geologist to point out the difference between habitable planet and habitable zone when the big minds get carried away… 🙂

Posted in Exogeology & astronomy, Petrology | 1 Comment

The more I learn about astrobiology…

I am quite aware of the fact that bashing other academic fields is quite unpopular to some people – and you probably can make a lot of enemies that way, or at least lose friends. But I dont care, I … Continue reading

Posted in Exogeology & astronomy, Pseudoscience | 2 Comments

Pseudoscientific theories on viking religion and earthquakes

Fig. Map mainly showing paleoseismic events. Locality and chronology (yBP). From Mörner 2007. I hope that David at History of Geology can take some critisism, because he is going to get it now from this former Swedish archaeology student at … Continue reading

Posted in Geoarchaeology, Pseudoscience, Religion | 13 Comments

Alternatives to Mantle Plume theory

I am currently working on a small paper on mantle plumes. Im looking for tips on “the other side” – prominent articles or writers that oppose the theory in perticular or general. I am having trouble locating this since I … Continue reading

Posted in Petrology, University & Study | 4 Comments

Politics and geology in Sweden

Some political ranting now. In Sweden the general political elections for the parliament are coming up this week. We basically have two “blocks” of parties. One center-liberal-conservative of four parties (called the “alliance”) and one socialist-green of three parties (called … Continue reading

Posted in Economy & politics, University & Study | 3 Comments

Keep your damn religion to your self!

Yesterday I had quite a disturbing experience. Not only was the professors lecture on the solar system quite boring and much too simple  – it was full of strange creationist/design rethoric (wich, since it annoyed me, probably was the only … Continue reading

Posted in Pseudoscience, Religion, University & Study | 5 Comments