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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.13, No.2, pp. 229-234, 1990

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RELATIVE MOTIONS IN GEOLOGY: SOME PHILOSOPHICAL DIFFERENCES

J.-C. Pratsch*

* 13711 Butterfly Lane, Houston, Tx. 77079, USA.


Abstract

The motion of geological bodies is always relative. Regardless of the dimensions of a sample, our Previous HitinterpretationNext Hit and understanding of the geological processes involved will, therefore, always depend on an external reference frame, and on the degree of subjectivity involved in our Previous HitinterpretationTop. Rarely, therefore, will geological interpretations be "correct", and at least two alternative answers will in most cases be available. Such alternative answers are, however, often avoided.

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