Website initiated May 2017
“Science aims for measurable results through testing and analysis of natural phenomena.”
About Karst Landscapes
Caves form in different types of geology. One type is Karst – landscapes formed from precipitation percolating through soluble carbonate formations, such as limestone, marble, gypsum and anhydrite.
‘Unorthodox thinking’ consultant, entrepreneur, investor, citizen-historian, and member of the BC Speleological Society; researching for reproducible evidence of past discovery of caves and karst landscape by combining manuscripts, mining claims, charts, colonial surveys, and maps spread across digital surveys and global archives.
I value the intrinsic value of caves and karst, but this was not always a paramount virtue in past cultures. My “cave history exploration” framework is to use my business skills to look at centuries-past explorers and adventurers as entrepreneurs, investors, explorers, consumers, builders, settlers, military leaders, and status seekers; all navigating a dangerous world for trade, profit, wealth, status, and survival.
But my goal, always, as a citizen historian, is to develop directions to test for reproducible evidence.
- Studying historical events that are of interest to me.
- Investigating tiny clues that suggest the presence of interesting puzzles.
- Developing a thorough picture to propose cross-disciplinary hypotheses to investigate.
- Reminding collaborators that hypotheses are interesting but not compelling.
- Evidence is the thing – is there verifiable evidence?
- Comments and ideas are most welcome!
Image: (1592) Doetecom, Plancius, and Claesz. Nova Francia alio nomine dicta Terra Nova. Copies held by Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam and the Bibliothèque Nationale du Québec. Public domain.
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