Feb 20, 2020
Continuing with Earth in Upheaval, we first loop back
again to the section on Charles Lyell and the beginnings of
Uniformitarianism in geology, re-read some of the quotes of Lyell,
and parse them more carefully, just to make it clear exactly what
this man was saying about early geologists and their "indolent"
We then skip ahead to where we left off last episode, continuing forward with more mass depositions of fossil bones of enormous amounts of animals, all packed into relatively small areas, caves, tar pits, and strata. We talk about mountain ranges moving miles across plains, about huge uplifts that must have happened relatively recently, and end with a discussion of the Altiplano in Peru, and Lake Titicaca, where the ancient and anomalous Tiahuanaco is located.