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But if, as some geologists suppose, a range of older rocks underlies the Weald, on the flanks of which the overlying sedimentary deposits might have accumulated in thinner masses than elsewhere, the above estimate would be erroneous; but this source of doubt probably would not greatly affect the estimate as applied to the western extremity of the district.
In general, we ought to strive for congruence between the values we seek to instill in our students and those that underlie our teaching methods.
If the mushy zone does underlie much of the Tibetan plateau, it would help solve a number of puzzles about the region.