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Geo-logic; aid to scientific rigour in geoscience research

Dan Mikes
Geo-logic; aid to scientific rigour in geoscience research
South African Journal of Geology (September 2015) 118 (3): 302-304


This manuscript addresses the gap that exists between modern geoscience and geology, which is caused by the relative isolation in which mainstream geologists have operated and continue to operate. This gap is inevitable, but could be significantly reduced by adopting frontline developments in "Complex System Science" and its geoscience equivalent "Earth System Science". To aid this process one proposes the use of "Geo-Logic" to express geologic problems explicitly and to impose scientific rigour. This paper is a statement of intent to direct geology into a theoretic direction and demonstrates the effectiveness of the approach with case studies where the theoretic approach was instrumental to the solution of a problem. The use of geo-logic would also serve as common language between geoscientists and aid communication between them.

ISSN: 1012-0750
EISSN: 1996-8590
Serial Title: South African Journal of Geology
Serial Volume: 118
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Geo-logic; aid to scientific rigour in geoscience research
Author(s): Mikes, Dan
Affiliation: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Geosciences Department, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Pages: 302-304
Published: 201509
Text Language: English
Publisher: Bureau for Scientific Publications, Pretoria, South Africa
References: 32
Accession Number: 2016-001762
Categories: Miscellaneous
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Country of Publication: South Africa
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, Copyright, Geological Society of South Africa. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201601
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