Category talk:Historical geology
Why does this category subsume Category:History of geology? The content is different; History of Geology would be about the development of the science of geology, whereas historical geology is the science of using geology to learn about earth history. If there are no objections, I'm going to resurrect the History of Geology category, as there are valid articles for it and it should parallel the other "History of..." categories for the science, especially to keep Portal:History of science consistent.--ragesoss 01:07, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
- to "ragesoss" (et al)....
- I just started looking at the Evolution page, as well as the disambiguation page: Evolution (disambiguation). I would have thought, the "Evolution" page would be more about Time periods, and large scale events of: "Evolution ( i.e. on Earth)" So, the topic is true. It only,.... talks of "evolution".
"History of Geology" is appropriate. In Fact, Prior to Mr. Darwin and A.Russel Wallace, there had to be (in Geology): Law of superposition and the Law of faunal succession. These are the deductive steps, then the 'observation' of evolution, becomes quite redundant. The idle chatter on pages (There is a major, not spelling, but word replacemnet on the Evolution page). People are so interested in the Mental Machinations, they replace a major scientific word (mentioned in paragraphs previous), and everybody passes by the mistake. So,..... I await your category "Category: History of Geology". The Law of ...superposition, and faunal succession, go onto the page.MichaelMcAnnis,Yuma,AZ....Mmcannis 21:00, 13 January 2006 (UTC)
- Another possibility is History of Earth Sciences, since that's the (dead-linked) article entry in the history of science box that is on many pages; most of earth sciences that aren't geology fit sort-of into physics or chemistry or biology, but it might make more sense to have the broader earth sciences category.--ragesoss 02:42, 14 January 2006 (UTC)
- Just another note from Yuma,AZ. I took Oceanography 2 1/2 decades ago, and found the Univ. of Arizona prof referring to an article that talks about how it took 200 M million years for the K, potassium to get out of ocean water. It went into rocks in subduction zones, I think. ... The result is the ocean is high in Na, low in K. There is an evolution of other things, too, (the ocean), the atmosphere happened with the Banded iron formations,(it took a long time for the O-2 to rust-out the Fe(iron) in the oceans), of Mich., Wisc. Minn. etc. Canada. And of course the Mammals only came along because the flowering plants, the Angiosperms didn't exist until the dinosaurs left. There were only Gymnosperms, and ferns, cycads, etc. (I might try some list of the evolution things that need to be discussed: Crust thickness, Continental area (you know the age of the oldest piece of ocean floor ?, it is very young)....And i think any decent "article" on evolution should say some things about the orb of earth. It isn't just the animals that evolve; In fact they can't evolve until things happen, like an O-2 oxygen atmosphere, or a K free ocean. Go figure?....---Michael in YumaMmcannis 04:37, 14 January 2006 (UTC)