Events at Physics
Events on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
- Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
- "How Drifting Continents Jumped From Fringe to Core"
- Time: 12:05 pm
- Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall
- Speaker: Jim Blair, Milton College, Emeritus
- Abstract: How Continental Drift became Plate Tectonics and was elevated from a fringe idea in the company of Atlantis, ancient aliens & flying saucers, to become the Fundamental Core of Geology in the company of Evolution, Quantum Mechanics, Relativity, and the Big Bang.
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.
How I celebrated the Paradigm Shift.
How Uniformitarianism was ambushed by an asteroid and Punctuated Equilibrium.