[MSA-talk] American Mineralogist Special Collection 35: Applications of Fluid, Mineral and Melt Inclusions

Frank Spera spera at ucsb.edu
Fri Nov 17 16:55:43 EST 2017


It is interesting because Ian Carmichael   used to tell a story from the 1950’s when he was a student in england… 

something like this:
at  geological meetings where old school petrology guys (hammer and knapsack) would seek to undercut the new age experimental petrologists by remarking in the question period  after a experimental petrology presentation:

" How big is the mountain belt your believe your laboratory results  apply to ? “ Answer : 100-1000 kms
followed by 
"how big was your experimental charge ? "Ans 1cm x 0.5 cm

and then sit down with a big facial grin !

so it happens with every generation.
fs
> On Nov 17, 2017, at 1:46 PM, Dymek, Robert <rfdymek at wustl.edu> wrote:
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> At some point, those officious leaders told Sorby that "one does not study mountains with microscopes."
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> Robert F. Dymek, Ph.D.
> Professor of Geology
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> Subject: Re: [MSA-talk] American Mineralogist Special Collection 35:    Applications of Fluid, Mineral and Melt Inclusions
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> After Sorby’s talk, the president of the society at the time apparently commented that it was the least plausible paper he had ever heard presented.”
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> it’s a pity that this aforementioned society president is not alive today…. he could serve well as trump’s scientific advisor.(just joking, list police)
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> On Nov 17, 2017, at 1:29 PM, Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz <juanma.garciaruiz at gmail.com<mailto:juanma.garciaruiz at gmail.com>> wrote:
> 
> After Sorby’s talk, the president of the society at the time apparently commented that it was the least plausible paper he had ever heard presented.”
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