Geology Misconceptions

Sources of Wisdom

1. Any crystal that scratches glass is a diamond.
2. Rocks must be heavy.
3. Soil must have always been in its present form.
4. Mountains are created rapidly.
5. Earth is molten, except for its crust.
6. Earth’s gravitational attraction is drastically reduced on mountaintops.
7. Continents do not move.
8. Boiling or burning radioactive material can reduce radiation.
9. All radioactivity is man-made.
10. Any crystal that scratches glass is a diamond.
11. Chicago could not be severely damaged by an earthquake in the near future.
12. Rocks must be heavy
13. Soil must have always been in its present form
14. Mountains are rapidly created
15. Earth is molten, except for its crust
16. Earth’s gravitational attraction is drastically reduced on mountain tops
17. Continents do not move
18. Radiation can be reduced by boiling radioactive material.
19. All radioactivity is manmade.
20. The Earth is 6-20 thousand years old