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Surface exploration methods have been around for decades. They usually suffer from the combined evils of poor perception, i.e., dogma, and lack of a proven theory to explain why a particular method would result in a hydrocarbon discovery.
Both of these excuses are lame on even a casual inspection. Dogma, that necessary evil which slows progress through scientific culture, fear and habit, also protects us from the idiots and charlatans whose “black boxes” have a rich and colorful history. Dogma, in its most useful form, reminds us that skepticism is a virtue.
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