Geologist coming to NZ in March

We have heard thru the gossip network that Geologist Bob White is coming to NZ in March.

http://www.jri.org.uk/intro/whoswho.htm#rw

Bob White is a geologist by training and has worked mostly in research, using a wide variety of geological and geophysical tools to study the Earth’s crust. He has engaged in numerous research field trips, mostly to study rifts and volcanoes. He is currently Professor of Geophysics and a Fellow of St. Edmunds College at Cambridge University. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society, and a Fellow of the Geological Society of London. Bob is active in his local church, being both a church warden and a home group leader, and is also on the national committee of Christians in Science. He is married with two grown up children, and lives near Cambridge.

2 replies
  1. Heraclides
    Heraclides says:

    Could I point a discrepancy?

    We have dozens of eminent scientists visit NZ every year, including Nobel Laureates and FSNZ members, etc. If you are going to hold him up as an important visitor on the basis of scientific credentials, you should also name all the others of equal stature, too.

  2. Ken
    Ken says:

    Good point Heraclides.

    I would add that we have many eminent scientists actually resident in NZ as well. They can certainly hold their own in the field of geology – as in many other fields. In fact, many NZ geologists lead their field internationally.
    And a proportion of these will be active in their church – if that is a key requirement (and why should it be?). Many of them also have children.

    I can’t see what the big fuss is about here.

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