Earth’s mantle is made of solid rock that nonetheless circulates slowly over millions of years. Some geologists assume that this slow circulation would have wiped away any geochemical traces of Earth’s early history long ago. But a new study of volcanic rocks that recently erupted from volcanoes in Hawaii and Samoa reveals surprising geochemical anomalies – the ‘fingerprints’ of conditions that existed shortly after the planet formed.
Ancient Earth’s fingerprints in young volcanic rocks | Science Daily
Edmund Halley, he of the comet fame, suggested this was due to changes in the Earths/Moons rotation properties. Has relatively recent movement of the Earth’s continents moved the locations of ancient cities? Continue reading
Another painful blow and bite for plate tectonics theory and especially the very visually bizarre and seemingly impossible ultra rapid movement of the Indian Plate? Also for the idea of the supercontinent Gondwana and its breakup?
And all this trouble for and evidence against plate tectonics from one of the smallest and most annoying insects on the planet, the dreaded swarming biting midge?
India gradually drifted away from Africa and Madagascar towards the north and collided with the Eurasian plate. Scientists assumed for a long time that the subcontinent was largely isolated during its long journey through the ocean and unique species of plants and animals were therefore able to develop on it. However, paleontologists at the University of Bonn are now showing using tiny midges encased in amber that there must have been a connection between the apparently cut off India and Europe and Asia around 54 million years ago that enabled the creatures to move around.
India was by no means as isolated as we thought | The Archaeology News Network
Such as H G Owen slow expansion hypothesis or even an or multiple rapid and catastrophic planet expansions that would perhaps also explain Darwin’s Dilemma and mysterious periods of relatively ultra quick orogeny (mountain building)? Continue reading
What physical differences would an expanding in size planet have? How would it effect the flora and fauna on our planet?
Would a globe growing in weight/mass have a measurable and observable impact on human life on Earth?
How would our environment change if the planet did change its physical data set due to increases in stuff? Continue reading
The aim of the Sentinel/COMET project is to detect earthquake and volcano movements.
But could the data be used as evidence to prove or deny the Growing Earth and Expanding Earth theories? Or will it always depend on your interpretation of the data?
The new winner of the oldest fossils on Earth have been discovered and dated but their survival is a real issue for plate tectonics.
The Greenland Isua stromatolites, microbe communities that lived on the sea floor, have been found in Greenland’s Isua greenstone belt and these microbes are being dated as 3700 million years old. Our planet in theory being 4500 million years old.
Are the North American mountain building periods (orogeny) evidence that sections of the planets surface can grow upwards?
The Laramide orogeny, a mountain building period mainly in the North America continent, has puzzling geological features including upward thrusts, wedges and intrusions. The Nevadan orogeny was an even bigger event.
It is now suggested that these events of parts of the Earth growing upwards were actually multiple events and not just a one of period.
Why do you seem to get hill and mountain ranges that abruptly rise out of the ground, yet do not seem to effect the level ground close to them?
Similar cracks, fissures, rifts, cliffs, escarpments, geological features on Mercury, due to pre existing theories, have scientists suggesting that planet Mercury is shrinking. Mercury is a tiny planet and was considered geological dead before recent findings.
Planet Earth, one of the most geological active, energetic, electromagnetically active planets in our solar system is absolutely stable. If you suggest the idea that similar geological features on our planet means it has or is expanding or then you are a crackpot dealing in pseudoscience. Fact – the geology is settled.
Planets do not have to grow continuously. If there is such a thing as an expanding Earth and expanding planets this goes against standard science.
A start/stop expansion cycle is an acceptable proposal for those interested in exploring all the possibilities of why the continental plates appear to fit together on a smaller globe.
A recent proposal by a planetary scientist after a new plate tectonics simulation suggests that in their model the movement of the plates can suddenly start and stop depending on how internally hot a planet is.