Why Geologist love beer?

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Why Geologist love beer?

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1stretch
Dec 19, 2009, 10:33am

A short video article produced by wired magazine at the recent American geophysical Union (AGU):

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/12/15943/

2NorthernStar
Dec 20, 2009, 1:41am

Hmm - seems to be true all over - my first geology field trip the prof brought beer, but informed us that it was up to us after that. I think I realized at that point that a career as a geologist required a taste for beer. In fact, I can't remember many geological gatherings that didn't feature beer at some point. I'm glad to see that some things haven't changed.

3stretch
Dec 20, 2009, 7:05pm

Oh, I think it is most certainly apart of the culture. I have no definitive hypothesis as to why beer is such an important aspect of the stereotype. I still think that geology attracts people that are inclined to favor the taste of malty beverages.

I always found it funny how professors were willing ignoring all the underage drinking around them. Something the university wouldn't approve of, but certainly enhanced the experience of trip. I think I'll remember the colloquiums we had each night long into the future. I also found it curious how the topics of conversion could flow from the intellectual to the trivial and back again hardly skipping at beat during these meetings and other gatherings.

4Vanye
Dec 20, 2009, 7:19pm

I found the fact that we were in the middle of nowhere & w/o personal transport available make the likliehood of vehicular mayhem pretty much impossible anyway. On one trip the instructors (lubricated by a fifth of Jack Daniels) did a rather surreal seminar under the stars on the subject of dispatching rattlesnakes w/a Geology hammer! Useful info for the field geologist indeed. 8^)