a review -- and awareness -- of the past may make us better geologists
in the future.
Geology," a geologic note by Walter K. Link, AAPG BULLETIN, Volume
38, December 1954:
now in an electronic and nuclear age. Great calculating machines
have been built that devour figures and come out with answers that
would take a battery of men years to calculate."
" ... some
of our educational institutions are substituting machines of this
kind for field geology, laboratory work and many of the old and
tried methods of teaching."
is a science in which the human factor is of utmost importance,
where a man's judgment, his freedom to observe, suggest and think
comes into play."
I hate to see budding geologists feeding machines numbers. They
should be out in the field learning how to get the right numbers
to put into the infernal machines."
voice, opinionated, dogmatic, outdated -- and yet??