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Tuesday Tune: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”

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Give me a song that is both funny and educational, and I’m a very happy human. On the theory that such songs will also make you happy humans, my dearest readers, I now present to you one of the greatest geology songs of all time. It’s by Greg Flick, an earth sciences teacher at North Syracuse Junior High, and all I can say is I bloody well wish I’d had a teacher like him when I was suffering through those middle-school years. Teachers who bring this much creativity to the classroom are treasures.

But be warned, all ye who click play: this song is a total earworm. I find it cropping up at random months after listening to it.


Got geosongs? Bring ‘em! I’d like to make this a semi-regular feature, and I’m sure you can find us some awesome science music.

Dana Hunter About the Author: Dana Hunter is a science blogger, SF writer, and geology addict whose home away from SciAm is En Tequila Es Verdad. Follow her on Twitter: @dhunterauthor. Follow on Twitter @dhunterauthor.

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  1. 1. David_Bressan 5:50 am 09/24/2013

    Well, best term to be used should be Pangaea, but otherwise catchy song –

    so to start the fire: here a “Down Doo Bee Doo” version ichnofossils

    Link to this
  2. 2. David_Bressan 6:06 am 09/24/2013

    …rambling continued….: Idea of Continental Drift IS NOT / IS NOT EQUAL to Plate Tectonics Theory, the first term was not only introduced to ridicule Wegener’s proposal (of moving continents, an idea however not new), but the hypothesis as proposed by Wegener was in all tectonic aspects wrong and differedfrom the modern mechanism how crust – plates really move

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