Lecture Notes for GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology with Cannatelli at Virginia Tech (VT)

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Material Type:Class Note
Class:GEOS 1024 - Resources Geology
University:Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State University
Term:Fall 2008
  • Falsifiability
  • Circumstances
  • Disease Control
  • Degradation
  • Smaller Pieces
  • Cooperation
  • Speculation
  • Perspective
  • New Technology
  • Transitions
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8-25-08 What is Resource Geology? – – – A branch of what is called applied geology Ok, what is applied geology Using geological principles for something ○ Applications of geology to our lives ○ Such as…?  Need oil, steel, fertilizer, concrete • Resource geology (economic geology)  Need places to build safely? • Engineering geology  Concerned about health, landfills, pollution? • Environmental geology Many of these fields overlap – – Using resources requires finding them, but also disposing of the wastes For simplicity’s sake, we break it down into two areas. ○ Resources ○ Environmental Using geological sciences – – – So, what is science? A means for understanding the natural universe There are no preconditions or preconceptions about what it can cover as long as it is testable. Falsifiability: the key of testing – – Can some way be conceived to test the idea and prove it false? ○ Outside of pure mathematics, nothing can ever be proved true. Example: All rave...

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