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17 years ago
Mike B
How would mantle displacement even work? If only the mantle shifted and not the crust, it would have no effect on the surface climate. The hot spot evidence also eliminates mantle displacement because the hot spot goes through the entire mantle. A mantle displacement would be the only thing that can change the location of a hot spot. From the evidence we can see that the Earths hot spots hav
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17 years ago
Mike B
In general geologists scoff at ECD for a variety of reasons. Some of these are very complex and way beyond the laypersons understanding. Others are very simple and easily understood. One of the simple ones is the hot spot evidence. If you check out my <a href= " words on ECD post</a>, it walks the reader through the evidence and conclusively shows that ECD could not have occurre
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17 years ago
Mike B
I have one big flaw to point out about any theory that is based on Earth Crust Displacement. The fact that it can be shown that no "crustal displacement" has occurred for at least 80 million years. It is also doubtful that it has ever occurred or that it can happen. Check out my <a href= " words on ECD"</a> post from a few days ago. I have shown quite conclusively
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17 years ago
Mike B
Archae, I just checked Paul's post at Ma'at and it seems that I may have been wrong. His expertise on the subject becomes apparent right off the bat. The documentation he is able to provide for the rings is amazing. He was also able to document the mechanism that accounts for the separation. From what I had learned, I was under the impression that spheroidal weathering worked one layer at
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17 years ago
Mike B
Archae, I'm sorry I don't have time to give your arguments the consideration they deserve, but I have been spending way too much time on this MB lately. I let my priorities get all screwed up, so let me just make a couple quick responses to all of your posts at once. Regarding these two pictures I consider nothing unnatural about the formation, so that is why I felt they were of no value. I
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17 years ago
Mike B
I think the Liesgang rings may be a dead end. I did some checking and from what I understand the Liesgang rings are merely bands of color, not physical bands of rock. It seems that they are merely from the seepage of iron into the rock which gives it a color dependant on the rock type. So that leads us back to the question of what process could cause the types of physical rings seen in this fo
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17 years ago
Mike B
The spheroidal weathering could not be the cause, but Archae's claim for the Liesgang rings may be on target. If those were indeed the cause I think I found an answer that explains everything. Check out <a href= " post</a>of mine above. Unfortunately, this is one process that I know very little about so I cannot be overconfidect that the rings indeed stem from groundwater. Mike
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17 years ago
Mike B
My suggestion would be to skip the Flem-Ath ideas and go straight to the horses mouth. It is always difficult using someone elses interpretation of a work. Many times we find that the original ideas are perverted to fit theories people want to use them for. I'm glad that I have been able to do a fairly good job of convincing you on this matter. I do not expect to convince anyone 100% I merel
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17 years ago
Mike B
This is the perfect example of how constructive debate can lead to credible theories. During the conversations between you, myself, and Mephisto I have made a couple important connections. 1. If the rings in this formation were caused by interaction with groundwater (which does not conflict known processes) AND: 2. If, as I pointed out in a post below this formation was exposed to weatherin
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17 years ago
Mike B
For evidence I suggest looking for anything you can find on the atmospheric circulation during the last ice age. If extremely large warm and cold fronts were put in constant conflict due to circulation patterns it would indeed cause massive storms. Also, with all of the glaciers melting it could have caused periods of extreme rainfall in some areas. Good luck finding evidence, I think most of
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17 years ago
Mike B
<a href="mailto:&#114;&#112;&#103;&#50;&#107;&#117;&#114;&#117;&#112;&#116;&#64;&#104;&#111;&#116;&#109;&#97;&#105;&#108;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#109;?subject=Re: Has anyone ever seen rock formations like this?">Mike B</a> wrote: > When you try to twist my words around at least quote my ent
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17 years ago
Mike B
What exactly are you trying to say about this artifact. That some movie on the same subject was a real story? What are your sources on all this information you put forward as fact? I'm sorry but I just don't get what you are trying to claim. A little clarification please. Mike B
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17 years ago
Mike B
I'm guessing that these are air temps due to the fact that the difference is calculated over the continents as well as the oceans. Also, a change in one of these factors will have a large effect on the other, so one could probably make inferences about both based on the map. Mike B
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17 years ago
Mike B
You just raised one of the most important questions of all, what type of rock is this? I agree that it is probably just a natural foration that resembles a wall. One thing I am confused about is why they attribute it to the Phoenician's? Is there some kind of precedence for this type of structure? Surely this is a very big assumption to make when no date has even been found for the site. Als
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17 years ago
Mike B
Is that supposed to be some kind of joke. Do you know what spheroidal weathering is even? It does not mean that concentric rings will form in the rock as you suggest. It simply means that the corners of the rock are attacked first because they have the most surface area. Since the corners are attacked first the rock will try to get to a sphere shape for its entire life. Eventually it will ju
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17 years ago
Mike B
I'm not sure how useful the magnetic orientation would be. The magnetic field periodically switches from a northern magnetic pole to a southern one. Any changes in a volcanoes orientation would probably be due to this and would be completely reversed. Possibly if we could find a recent occurence that shows magnetism at an unusual angle it could be attributed to ECD. We would have to make sure
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17 years ago
Mike B
I have to disagree with you there. Spheroidal weathering looks significantly different than any of the images in that article. I think I have a good pic of granite that has spheroidal weathering somewhere. I'll see if I can find it and post it later. This type of weathering attacks all sides equally, it would not cause a rock to be rounded on one side and have a 90 degree corner on the other
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17 years ago
Mike B
I'm sorry, but what you are suggesting is highly improbable. In order for ECD to have caused the glacial anomolies there would have had to be an extremely large shift in the crust and the old spot would be nowhere near the hot spot. The hot spot would also not be blocked. It would simply melt all of the crust above it and pour to the surface forming a new surface hot spot. This can be seen fr
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17 years ago
Mike B
I agree that it <b>MAY</b> be theoretically possible. However my thoughts are that this type of event would cause the destruction of everything on Earth. If the events unfolded in a certain way I also believe that this type of process could cause the destruction of the entire planet. Of course this is all theory. There is really no way of knowing what would happen except by lookin
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17 years ago
Mike B
Here is an article someone posted on another MB that talks about how ocean currents can cause rapid changes in the climate of a localized area. It is possible that these factors could be responsible for warm spots at a latitude that is otherwise glaciated. <a href= " here</a>Does this seem like a reasonable cause for at least some of the anomolies? Mike B
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17 years ago
Mike B
There are many things we don't know about the way ice ages work. My theory is that the glacial anomolies that have gone unexplained are linked to some kind of climatic factors. So far I have devoted my attention to showing why ECD could not be the cause. My next step is to look at other possible causes and see if any of them hold merit. ECD had so many glaring discrepancies with the known fac
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17 years ago
Mike B
I'm not sure what the problem is, I think it is caused by something with angelfire. I quadruple checked the address and have had this same problem before. Everyone will have to just check out the full site to see the map. Mike B
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17 years ago
Mike B
What you are describing isn't possible and here is why. Hot spots come straight through the mantle from the outer core. They come right up through the semi-liquid layer and through the solid lithosphere. Geologists have found that hot spots are completely fixed in their location. This was one of the things that led to the confirmation of continental drift. Mike B
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17 years ago
Mike B
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17 years ago
Mike B
<img src= "; Here are my final thoughts on the validity of the Earth Crust Displacement theory which I feel disproves it entirely. It can be seen from the picture that the last change in plate direction occurred roughly 43 m.y.a. and that all of the islands from the Emporer and Hawaiian chains are traceable to the same source. This image is from the USGS website and shows some of the
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17 years ago
Mike B
<a href="mailto:&#104;&#111;&#117;&#115;&#116;&#111;&#110;&#64;&#105;&#111;&#110;&#116;&#101;&#99;&#104;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#46;&#117;&#107;?subject=Re: Where the blame really belongs.">housty</a> wrote: > > Mike; is their a preticular reason why your reading this > tread? Because I
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17 years ago
Mike B
<a href="mailto:&#104;&#111;&#117;&#115;&#116;&#111;&#110;&#64;&#105;&#111;&#110;&#116;&#101;&#99;&#104;&#46;&#99;&#111;&#46;&#117;&#107;?subject=Re: Where the blame really belongs.">housty</a> wrote: > > Repugnant, irritating self-indulging and extremely sad > individual please s
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17 years ago
Mike B
Housty, Are you for real? Is it not enough that we are losing this MB? Do we really need to spend the last few days making more attacks on people? It is this type of refusal to learn from our mistakes that will reinforce GH's decision to close the board. I see that there are several new topics today where people are acting like the board is not closing. They have returned to the type of dis
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17 years ago
Mike B
Everyone needs to stop arguing over whose fault it is that the MB is closing. Those who put the blame on Don, and you pointing the finger at his attackers does not help the matter. Does anyone want to know the real reason the MB is closing? Here's my two cents. The problems that have led us to this point are far reaching and have been developing long before Don's recent "revelation."
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17 years ago
Mike B
Unfortunately it is hard for those of us with things to discuss to ignore Don's posts. He has started nine new threads in the last two days. I agree that if people don't want to read them they shouldn't, but unfortunately when people start a large number of pointless threads it pushes other discussions way down the list. This thread itself is part of the problem because for some reason he fe
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