posted on Jan, 21 2011 @ 12:01 AM
So I got together with the Grad student, not much more to tell, really. There are two large camps in geology at present: Snowball believers and
nonbelievers. There is still debate on whether it was a full on snowball (fully ice-encrusted) or a "slushball", with various stages of freezing,
as well as on the idea that the effect might have been partial over time, with ice creeping around the globe, thawing behind.
So if anyone was skeptical about the science, or the geologists working on it, it's legit, and well recognized as a viable geologic theory.
According to her, the general hypothesis has been proven, and her and others are researching more detailed evidence now in hopes of answering more
specific questions. Her focus is on identifying sedimentary deposits that would have been altered during the glaciation. She's sampling rocks
primarily in the Wasatch Range of Utah.