What is miniGeology?

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What is miniGeology?

miniGeology is a town square where you meet protagonists and minor characters related to Geology and the Earth Sciences. I interview them to uncover their mindset and discover how they approach problems, their work, and life, and then I share with the community.

miniGeology is informal. The interview format yields a short spontaneous discussion. Interviews depict geology in all its colors with speakers of different nations, all ages and genders.

Here how you can follow miniGeology:

1) subscribe to the youtube channel, an archive of all interviews and a round table where everybody can upload their own videos and interviews;

2) listen to the Radio Show every Friday  7 am CST on KPFT Houston (click HD3 STREAM) with news, debates and curiosities about Geology, for novices and professionals;

3) follow the twitter account

4) staying within this website of the Department of Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences at Rice University.

Mission to where?

My interviews and the encapsulated stories are to help geologists better appreciate the many relationships that Geology has with other sciences and with different aspects of life. I tell these stories to listeners that have the curiosity and the patience to listen.

miniGeology represents the communication vessels of ideas among science, industry and society.

Through miniGeology I investigate how Earth Science progresses. Progress that, as stated by Heiddeger, comes from inquiring into the ways in which each particular branch of study is basically constituted and not so much from collecting results and storing them in manuals. Therefore, miniGeology contributes to the understanding of the level which Earth Science has reached by documenting how far Earth Science is capable of a crisis in its basic concepts.


This is how I experience new realities and how I travel through parallels and meridians, because, as Seneca said, you should change your attitude, not the sky under which you live.

This project represents an extremely useful exercise to me. I move forward with honesty and that sort of accountability necessary when you decide to reach out and be a representative of your own discipline.

—  Daniel Minisini 

Non geology students tell us what they’d like to hear about Geology.

Do we really need to build consensus in society (M.Pagani)?

Historical schools of though were based on  local outcrops, today we trend towards an homogeneous way to make science (C.Cohen)

Eureka! Seismic reflectors follow time lines (P.Vail)