THE DYNAMIC EARTH: A BLOG ABOUT GEOLOGY AND THE EARTH SCIENCES

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Steno on Google!

Jumpin' Cats!  Take a look at today's Google Doodle thingy...it's Nick Steno's 374th B-Day, and they've got a cartoon in honor of it!  Neat-o!



Steno has, of course, been mythologized as one of the fabled "father's o' geology", most often remembered for his "three Laws": Original Horizontality, Lateral Continuity, and of course Superposition.  Pretty nice exposure!

EDIT: I guess it is a bit layer-cakey...maybe for Wheeler's Birthday, they'll have an animated one that blows it apart and constructs a Wheeler Diagram, to show the difference between time-as-rock and time-as-surfaces.

No comments: