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CAN CONTINENTS SINK?

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Question: Can continents sink?
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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2010, 04:14:34 pm »

The continental drift theory has been replaced with the plate tectonic theory.
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« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2010, 05:03:29 pm »

The continental drift theory has been replaced with the plate tectonic theory.

The earths crust of course..
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2010, 12:54:48 am »

The latest conclusion on this theory in the grand canyon, show decidedly that at the very least parts of America has risen, and lowered, over and over again. The plates in and around there show many various signs. Also geologists have been rechecking the area over many times, and are concluding that this area alone has went through numerous risings and falls, and the proof is all around in and around the grand canyon, and the more they check, the more they find of some being over long periods of time, and some being instantly, so if it is so, then land in the oceans, could do this also, and that could mean a major disaster, such as the Atlantis proposal (in the carribean), and the Lemurian also, (which would have been part of the New Zealand land area).
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« Reply #18 on: August 25, 2010, 12:02:16 am »

 Smiley  I can attest to that observation, Bob.  I lived in Arizona for nine years, and noticed that the whole middle of the state looked like a Jacque Cousteau movie filmed underwater… just without the water.  Turns out current theory has it that the whole area was on the bottom of an ocean, a million years ago.  The tumble weed and mesquite trees, (they’re more of a bush, really), look like the plants on the sea floor, which have adapted to the dryer climate.

The most recent geological theory I’ve seen on the Grand Canyon is that the Super Glacier that formed the great lakes melted suddenly around 12,000 years ago, and the water tore through what is now the Grand Canyon and eroded the soil we now see in a relatively short period, and not over thousands of years as previously supposed. 

Yes, despite what we’d rather believe, geological history tells a tale of sudden cataclysm change, not slow and steady erosion.
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2011, 01:41:34 pm »

There is also another theory out of the Earth actually growing in size from a smaller globe and from when Pangea was one continent, then as the earth expanded, the continents moved accordingly outward away from the central mass, not tectonic plates moving against each other, but away from each other. I think that also then as the earth cooled more, the earth shrunk back some, and that cause plate tectonic crustal movement against each other, and that maybe both are true, where when the earth gets hotter inside it expands, and when it cools it shrinks, and maybe this happens many times over the course of millions of years, and that would mean that geology, and even archeology would have to be refigured to allow for the movements and displacements, and risings and falling of lands and islands.
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