I have studied geology since the late 80's, was forced to leave school due to the failing energy economy of the late 1980's and began a successful company for 15 years until an untimely accident in 2009. I felt life was too short, and decided to finish my degree in geology at Sam Houston University. I have real life experience that I can use to help explain fairly complex theories that are the bases of earth sciences. I'm not an academic egghead who has not seen how these processes make profit and produce the most important energy source that mankind has ever developed. I will try to use a visual and hands on examples to enhance the understanding of processes that have taken millions upon millions of years to complete. Sometimes, the simplest example can cause one to understand something that a book and "pretty pictures" can't convey. For an example, plate tectonics can be simply shown by using a tarp or sheet and applying tension and slack to the edges. With the proper layman explanation of the concepts, one can understand anticlines, synclines, mantle convection, and even complex fault formation.
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