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theaveragebearstake t1_jdjs3sj wrote

Interesting how lead author doesn't have a professional geologist accreditation. Is that normal for someone whilin the sysmic field?


GeoGeoGeoGeo OP t1_jdk0cvo wrote

Ryan Schultz is an academic researcher, it's not uncommon for those dedicated to academia to forgo professional accreditation with their respective province


2019-2022 Ph.D. in Seismology, Stanford University, USA

2010-2012 M.Sc. in Geophysics, University of Alberta, Canada

2007-2009 B.Sc. in Physics with honours, University of Alberta, Canada

2003-2007 B.Sc. in Chemistry with specialization, University of Alberta, Canada


theaveragebearstake t1_jdk14oh wrote

If he's a researcher why is he working as a teaching assistant?


GeoGeoGeoGeo OP t1_jdk3edx wrote

He's not. He was a teaching assistant during his time at university and is currently with the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) at ETH Zurich (a federal agency).

Your questions seem quite out of place here and with little to no bearing with regard to the information presented within the article.


theaveragebearstake t1_jdkhpkp wrote

Just questioning my source, which I always do especailly to researchers who overly self quote. The source of the information always has bearing regarding information being presented.


GeoGeoGeoGeo OP t1_jdkucq3 wrote

That's literally a logical fallacy. You're supposed to critique the argument not the source of the argument because no matter the source the argument could be sound.


smills30 t1_jdkouo0 wrote

Any jobs going in the oil industry? Are you hiring?


kilranian t1_jdmiulx wrote

"Just Asking Questions" aka "JAQ'ing off" is a common bad-faith argument used by those lying about their intent.


brindles t1_jdkedon wrote

Not many seismologists get geologist accreditation because it's not really in the same field, and because certified geologists often deal more with industry/resources than research. Dr. Schultz has specialized in induced seismicity for ages, and has been a part of loads of projects related to the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin.