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Please note that current
efforts at maintaining

this website
to focus on impact
tectonics has waned
in comparison to prior years
towards the start of this journey.

My latest work with two coauthors
is awaiting resubmission to another journal once I muster enough motivation to resubmit and courage to endure the criticism that will follow. It appears that the geological community is reluctant to grasp the significance of far-field, impact-generated strains that terrestrial planets must endure. Or, the hypothesis that periodic bombartment of Earth by large bolides is a signifcant part of plate tectonics is simply wrong or proving very difficult to prove. Nevertheless, I remain optimistic that uniformatarianism will soon include the wrinkles of punctuated catastrophism.

G.C. Herman   

January 16, 2017