Geodoxa aims to educate the next generation about scientific controversies related to the natural history of our planet. These controversies are often ignored for the following reasons:
Sometimes a paradox seems to be unsolvable.
Some geological phenomena run up against our current paradigms.
Sometimes the new generation ignores a controversy because it is obscured by the dogma a current theory in vogue.
The educational establishment is not training young geo-scientists to consider these issues.
Geodoxa was conceived by a group of scientists from diverse backgrounds including; government services, universities, research institutes (oceanography) and various private sectors (mining, oil, geotechnics...).
The common goal was to give these controversies the discussion they deserve, by producing videos which could cast a fresh eye over the earth’s mysteries, in collaboration with geologists, geographers, and paleontologists. Also, Geodoxa aims to provide an open source platform for exchange for anyone who might wish to collaborate in its projects. All discussion is welcome on any side of these debates. Sometimes we will re-direct the reader to popular publications or academic articles edited by the Geodoxa team and collaborators.
The term 'Geodoxa'
“Doxa”, from archaic Greek, simply meant a common belief or popular opinion, (although in recent times sociologists have re-defined the term – an interesting tangent for curious readers). Here the term Geo- Doxa can reflect both the positive and negative faces of intuitive thinking - which itself is somewhat characteristic of earth science. The historical nature of this fascinating science makes its paradigms difficult to demonstrate in the laboratory.
Our logo – a stylized eye – is in fact the two Greek letters gamma and delta. It appears as a watermark in our videos.
Geodoxa Production is a Canadian-registered company dedicated to educational documentaries.