Plate Tectonics And Continental Drift., And I thought I knew all about it...
Apr 26 2008, 03:22 PM
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Plate tectonics and continental drift have been taught to me from a very early age.
I frequently found myself staring at geological formations, wondering how on earth, they were formed.
It sort of made sense, and what I didn't understand, I figured that it had all been studied, and some expert had already figured it all out, and there was no point in exploring the subject any further.
Now, I have recently discovered that there were other theories floating around:
Now there are stories, of the Earth being only 6000 years old,
and a huge flood that covered the world, and predictions of a firery future...
However, I find little, outside a few human scribbles,
to support these stories.
But, I do see a grain of truth in the demonstration.
Proof that the Earth has become larger.
...and that's about all.
May 28 2009, 08:00 AM
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To save people dodging about between threads I have decided to bring my replies to lunk in here. It is up to lunk if he wishes to follow suit.
This is the first relevent.
QUOTE (lunk @ May 20 2009, 04:02 PM)
But I looked everywhere, and couldn't find any actual specific location on this globe, as to where to build a radioactive disposal site, that would be subducted under the continent, ...any continent.
It would probably have to be done at sea where the basalt underlayer, i.e. below the sediment, is located. If it is tried on the continental side of the Beniof zone then one would have to go through a layer of molten magma before reaching the descending basalt ocean base.
Subduction zones do exist, many sciences support the fact. Geologists, minerologists and biogeographers, and others, support plate tectonics and the features produced by them.
Do you really believe in this expanding earth hypothesis or is it just a discussion point?
I ask that because I cannot believe that anybody who has a grasp of the current knowledge in the fields of geology, evolutionary biology, oceanography, stratography to name a few could think there is anything in it.
Explain high mountain ocean sediments and the rock formations that explain how the shape of the continents, and their very coherence, over the life of the earth have changed. Where was there space for oceans on a smaller globe. Oceans of water are know to have existed in hadean times. The great size of some land creatures should not be taken as an indicator of less gravity for smaller volume does not indicate less mass. Size is often a function of some other quality such as temperature or balance of gases in the atmosphere, it is also related to metabolic rate. After the large dinosaurs most creatures were small. Did the earth suddenly expand only to shrink again in the Eocene when large mammals abounded?
No, there is much nonsense in the expanding earth idea, much knowledge quietly ignored.
Hum. It looks like I have picked a bad time to do this as my internet connection has just become like wading through treacle (molasses).
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