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

John Neil jmneil1127 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 19:31:57 EST 2017


It has been observed that science advances one death at a time.

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 2:00 PM, Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz <
juanma.garciaruiz at gmail.com> wrote:

> In fact, it continues happening today in many countries.
> Juanma
>
> 2017-11-17 16:55 GMT-05:00 Frank Spera <spera at ucsb.edu>:
>
>> 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:
>> >
>> > At some point, those officious leaders told Sorby that "one does not
>> study mountains with microscopes."
>> >
>> > Robert F. Dymek, Ph.D.
>> > Professor of Geology
>> > Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
>> > Rudolph Hall
>> > Washington University
>> > St. Louis, MO  63130
>> > 314-935-5344 (office)
>> > 314-935-7361 (facsimile)
>> >
>> >
>> > ________________________________________
>> > From: msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org <msa-talk-bounces at minlists.org> on
>> behalf of Frank Spera <spera at ucsb.edu>
>> > Sent: Friday, November 17, 2017 3:36:21 PM
>> > To: Juan Manuel Garcia Ruiz
>> > Cc: MSA-talk at minlists.org; Matthew Steele-MacInnis
>> > Subject: Re: [MSA-talk] American Mineralogist Special Collection 35:
>> Applications of Fluid, Mineral and Melt Inclusions
>> >
>> > 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.”
>> >
>> >
>> > 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)
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > 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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