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The importance of the science of geology to us a a civilization. Give at least two examples. For example, the ability to predict earthquakes and other disasters, or understanding mining and the use of natural resources.

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OK, I will assume that you are requesting assistance and not someone to actually do this for you. That being said, let us just briefly mention earthquake prediction which frankly, does not predict earthquakes. What is done is probabilistic earthquake forecasting. This is not unlike the weatherman saying that there is a certain percent probability of an earthquake occurring over a given time frame in an area of concern. This knowledge too is of value as it does assist in things like zoning, ...

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A brief discourse on the importance of geology with respect to resources and civilization. Also, a few word on earthquake prediction.