Left is Right

It’s no wonder I decided to study rocks! People are just so frustratingly inconstant. Despite a wide variety of inclusions and accessory minerals, I can be reasonably self-assured that a hand specimen of granite will most definitely contain quartz, muscovite mica and orthoclase feldspar, and that it looks and feel very different than a specimen…

Concentrate, Please!

Why Wind & Solar Power Options Fall Short of Viability   In seeming defiance of the second law of thermodynamics, living organisms on Earth actually organize energy.¬† More specifically, they concentrate energy and leave it in a concentrated form after they have died. Of course, this is not an abrogation of the second¬†law or anything…

It’s Controversial

At what point does something become an actual, bona fide controversy. In the strictest sense of the word a controversy is essentially the opposite of a conversation. They are two words built on the same two roots: con and versa. When you discuss a topic WITH someone you converse with them; literally, to have a…