I am a BSc Geology graduate from the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. I studied various aspects of geosciences for 5 years. I worked for the University of Edinburgh as a Student Ambassador, Receptionist, Social Media Representative and Office Aide. I volunteered with the School of GeoSciences as a public outreach helper, where I […]
Hunor Deak in Arbroath: The Geology of the Seaton Cliffs of Arbroath and the Sandstone of the Arbroath Abbey
Living in Arbroath Arbroath is a small town situated between Dundee and Montrose on the Scottish east coast. I might be biased a bit since I lived there for the past 5 years. However I travelled Scotland quite extensively from the geological wonders of the Isle of Skye to the multicultural streets of Edinburgh. Even […]
The Topic Idea Mining geology plays as a great interface between civilization, everyday opinion about geology and geological science. Geology, specially mining geology provides a key source of resources in almost everything. Interesting video on the subject
Part 19 on Geology, Politics and Philosophy: Geology makes the concept of nation states, irrelevant on the longer run like ecology makes the concept of nature irrelevant. Or Does it?
The Topic Idea Geology might bring into the legitimacy of the nation states into question. As it makes us understand that nothing is permanent even humanity. This makes our bedrock thinking move onto shifting sands, as we become unsure about how the reality of nature, relates to our reality. Interesting video on the subject
Part 18 on Geology, Politics and Philosophy: How does Climate Change and Geology affect our Political Discourse? – So what is Nature?
The Topic Idea Nature can be seen in a weird light. The Romantics gave it poetic elements, while natural scientists reduced to a machine of calculations. Interesting video on the subject
Part 17 on Geology, Politics, Philosophy: Nurture? Nature? Or Nietzsche? – How does a geological understanding of the world change our perspective on our place in the world?
The Topic Idea Jordan Peterson and Slavoi Zizek ask interesting questions about how we see and engage with nature. Jordan Peterson divides it up into the tyrant of culture versus the tyrant of nature. Zizek argues that our view of nature is done with the lens of ideology. Interesting video on the subject
Part 16 on Geology, Politics and Philosophy: How does Climate Change and Geology affect our Political Discourse? – Are politicians asking the right questions?
The Topic Idea The idea of deep time completely changed the realities of our civilization. We went from time being brief to time taking billions of years, and man not being part of the universe from the start. Interesting video on the subject
Part 15 on Geology, Politics and Philosophy: Climate Change and the Change in the Economies of Nations
The Topic Idea As the climate changes, the economy will be forced to change with it. Rising seas will threaten ports. Forest fires will make neighborhoods unsafe. Interesting video on the subject
The Topic Idea We are people who think on the short term. Capitalism thinks on the short term profits. Climate change is a longer range problem, which will need long term solutions. Politicians are slow at reacting to problems. Especially in a democracy. Plus they are there to look out for the interests of their […]
The Topic Idea Nation state politics tends to be very insular, but climate change will force insular politicians to work together. Otherwise the individual state will get overwhelmed by nature generated problems. These problems will cause a massively angry population, as they will see the leadership, as a failure. Interesting video on the subject