Alec Nevala-Lee

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Archive for May 13th, 2012

“Chains of thought from lonely walks…”

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Creative work, in geology and anywhere else, is interaction and synthesis: half-baked ideas from a barroom, rocks in the field, chains of thought from lonely walks, numbers squeezed from rocks in a laboratory, numbers from a calculator riveted to a desk, fancy equipment usually malfunctioning on expensive ships, cheap equipment in the human cranium, arguments before a roadcut.

Stephen Jay Gould

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May 13, 2012 at 9:50 am

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