12 October 2007

The [mis]use of geological metaphors

Ted Nield, geoscientist turned editor/journalist, rants about the misuse of geological metaphors by journalists on this week's Podium on the Nature podcast. Highly entertaining, and has the added value of being true ;) It starts at the 21:25 mark.

So before you write about the seismic shift in public opinion or rate an event using the Richter scale again, think twice. For Nield's sake.

Sidenote - Nield has also graced the Nature Books and Arts section, where David Oldroyd reviews his latest work - "Supercontinent: Ten Billion Years in the Life of our Planet". For all you geoscience enthusiasts out there.


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