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Catastrophic Tectonics! Oh...

Postby Brian Jordan » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:47 pm

YECa will rejoice at this Daily Mail headline:
Why are Earth's continents suddenly moving?
But it IS the Mail and they need to read further:
Traditionally, scientists believed that all tectonic plates are pulled by subducting slabs - which result from the colder, top boundary layer of the Earth's rocky surface becoming heavy and sinking slowly into the deeper mantle.

Yet that process does not account for sudden plate shifts – which in geological terms is still a million years or longer(my emphaisi)
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Re: Catastrophic Tectonics! Oh...

Postby Peter Henderson » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:25 am

Indeed Brian, the term "suddenly" in geological terms can be a very long time :)
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