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Arctic rocks shed light on ancient Earth's inner workings
Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2010 | Amina Khan

Posted on 08/12/2010 4:26:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Geochemists studying Arctic rocks say they have found evidence of ancient rock from the interior of the Earth that is nearly as old as the planet itself.

Such material gives scientists an idea of what the mineral structure of the inner Earth used to look like billions of years ago and may force them to adjust their theories about the evolution of the planet's structure over the eons, said Matthew Jackson, a geochemist at Boston University and lead author of the paper.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; earth; geology; godsgravesglyphs

1 posted on 08/12/2010 4:27:02 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


2 posted on 08/12/2010 4:28:42 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ConservativeStatement

the arctic rocks.


3 posted on 08/12/2010 4:29:51 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Gawd I love being an American.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“may force them to adjust their theories”

Aha - unexpected rocks.


4 posted on 08/12/2010 4:38:01 PM PDT by eCSMaster (He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Who really cares? A rock is a rock.


5 posted on 08/12/2010 4:42:22 PM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

This is actually pretty neat. Every so often new evidence comes up concerning our past and it can have a “butterfly effect” on the scientific community.


6 posted on 08/12/2010 4:49:03 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: donhunt

ancient ? aren’t they all ?


7 posted on 08/12/2010 4:57:33 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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ancient rock from the interior of the Earth that is nearly as old as the planet itself
 
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8 posted on 08/12/2010 5:21:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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A rock is an interesting marker of geologic formation or something to put in a boy’s slingshot.


9 posted on 08/12/2010 5:21:51 PM PDT by Sawdring
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10 posted on 08/12/2010 5:24:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv

This rock doesn’t exist, because rocks that old weren’t in the bible!

/tryingtostarttrouble

lol!!!


11 posted on 08/12/2010 6:15:38 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SunkenCiv
ancient rock from the interior of the Earth that is nearly as old as the planet itself

Odd phrase, that.

Reminds me of the classic line from The Phantom Toolbooth:

"For, while it was not quite square, it was definitely not round, and for its size it was larger than almost any other big package of smaller dimension that he'd ever seen."

Cheers!

12 posted on 08/12/2010 7:11:24 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: reefdiver

Except for the newer digital rocks.


13 posted on 08/13/2010 4:43:23 AM PDT by ThanhPhero (di tray hoi den La Vang)
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To: SunkenCiv

This just in . . . . The CRU says with “high confidence” that these rocks emerged because of increased CO2 levels and global warming. If levels aren’t reduced we can expect more and more mantle spew, which hits women and minorities hardest . . . .


14 posted on 08/13/2010 1:27:52 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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:’)


15 posted on 08/13/2010 2:57:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: KoRn

:’D


16 posted on 08/13/2010 3:03:13 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: donhunt

“Who really cares? A rock is a rock.”

Oh, Yeah? What if they discovered the earth was made out of solid GOLD!!!


17 posted on 08/13/2010 11:26:37 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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