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Sometimes you have to go back to the 'background' assumptions in order to see what is wrong with an apparently insoluble problem. Why does the crust have to move? Why can't the whole planet shift on its axis? The reason for the focus on crustal slippage seems to be that it's simply regarded as impossible for the entire earth to shift. Too much 'angular momentum' change to be believable, I guess. Well, who says so? Isn't that judged by the same conventional physics that is challenged on so many other issues? The whole problem of hotspots not seeming to shift is explainable if you give up on the rather radical idea of the crust slipping over the mantle and go back to the very simple and conventional idea of the entire earth actually shifting its axis. A shift from roughly the Hudson Bay to the current location of the North Pole isn't such a huge thing, after all. I'd say it's much more believable than claiming that the entire crust can slide around.



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Like ancient Rome, we today are once more importing every form of exotic superstition in the hope of finding the right remedy for our sickness.
-- C. G. Jung
Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam (1930), CW 15: pg. 60

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