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Culling from the previous ideas thread, GoodSchist Chris was down for December’s, Yami for January, and Lab Lemming was up for Feb or March – I suppose we should check whether that’s still the case. It seems fair to let the hosts pick the theme, but the following have been aired as possible suggestions.
– Geology in the Movies
– Living in the past; describe where you are now, but 1, 10 and 100 million years ago.
– My Pet Rock – favorite rock/mineral, where it’s found, how it forms etc.
– Great Debates in Geology
– Annoying geological misconceptions
– My favourite geological locality
-Alternate Geological Universes – what would our (individual) research look like if we (collective) hadn’t figured out plate tectonics? What if the initial amounts of key constituents of the solar system (e.g., 26Al) had been slightly different? What if we didn’t have beer at conferences?
– Famous Figures – write about a graph or photo you’ve seen/used a lot.
– Dumb Analogy Contest. Whoever submits the best educational use of an off-the-wall analogy wins.
– Spontaneous Moments of Outreach – stories and advice.
I just read your last carnival as it was posted on pharyngula…I’d like to join in, if your accepting anyone.
if so, I like the “annoying Geological Misconceptions” idea…
or if you are still just brainstorming:
-random geological occurances: geology that you’ve seen when you haven’t been looking for it. geology as seen next to the walmart in Cheyenne Wyoming, rocks in downtown san francisco, why the parking lot at carlsbad caverns is as interesting as the cave itself, etc…
that always seems to spark my interest…traveling around, seeing some outcrop or geological feature and then spending the rest of the week looking online to try to figure out what I just saw.
Anyway, I’d like to be a part of this if you are still accepting anyone. hooray for geology BLOGS!
I sent the link to Bora and PZ since they highlight blog carnivals. I recommend sending links to them when you get a Wedge up, it will bring in a good amount of traffic and build up a reader base. I think there addresses are on there on blogs.
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I think Thermochronic hit on a really interesting theme in writing about rocks in your home/office collection, or Deskcrops as he coined it (http://apparentdip.blogspot.com/search/label/Deskcrops). Others might prefer to call these pet rocks, but in any case they usually will have interesting stories and many folks have them.
Could be very interesting. If you don’t choose to host this theme I’ll volunteer to do it in the next available slot.