Category Archives: Catastrophism

Catastrophism: discussion of its current status in geology, and a prediction

In the last two centuries catastrophism has had its ups and downs in the scientific world of geology. At the time of Charles Lyell and before, many geologists explained geological history in catastrophist terms: geological processes were often described as … Continue reading

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Megabreccia and Catastrophe

On a recent trip to Peru I encountered this huge rock [see attached photo], miles from the nearest potential source.  How did it get here?  What kinds of processes were involved? How fast was it moving? These and other questions … Continue reading

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