BGoodForGoodSake wrote:Wait, drift creates disturbances which in turn causes drift? Is it some sort of perpetual motion device?Jbuza wrote:Jbuza wrote
I like the explanations about oscillation dampening.
Why do you like certain explanations over others? Do you really understand them?
IT sounds pretty, and look at the shiny words they used. LOL I like the explanation of oscillation dampening because I feel that it explains and predicts observations. IT proposes that continental drift creates disturbances in the magma, shock waves set up when the continents stopped. IT explains some observations of “drift” in the midwest that couldn't be explained by uniform drift. IT proposes that the plates are shifting about on a turbulent layer of magma. I think it works.How convenient, so what is your evidence for this great slide other than speculation?Jbuza wrote:--------------
Why would this not be documented in the bible? A global cataclysm after a global flood seems noteworthy.
Not too sure. IT is clear that the Bible doesn't include most of the events of the time span it covers.Based on what?Jbuza wrote:-----------------
Also what problems do you have with the slower drift proposed by mainstream science besides the fact that it took such a long time.
I don't believe it demonstrates the force required for mountain building.Then, please explain the rift formation in the atlantic ocean in terms of your opposing theory.Jbuza wrote:It is largely based upon uniform geology. And of course the one you are asking me to omit.And this could not take place gradually as it does now?Jbuza wrote:----------------
You're correct friction is independent of the velocity, however if as the author asserted that friction alone caused the slowdown of the plates then,
a.)Where did all this heat go?
b.)Why does it continue to drift?
First as I mentioned before convection currents in the magma could be creating this force all the time, so it may not be extra. The friction would do mechanical work on both surfaces perhaps create some oscillations within the lithosphere, but yes there is heat. IT would dissipate.You seem to be contradicting yourself, stating earlier that the continents may not have moved at all. This still doesn't explain the mid ocean rift.Jbuza wrote:Oscillation dampening causes the plates to continue to shift
Are you proposing that the diameter of the Earth has inflated?
No I don't think it has. Doesn't seem possible for that to happen without a change in gravity. I think that for every sinking or displacement of mantel there must be a corresponding eruption or uplift. It could be that areas opened between the plates. There appears to be some disagreement as to the actual workings of continental drift.And you think such an event would be survivable?Jbuza wrote:---------------
The heat generated by the Earth and from the Sun is at an Equilibrium now. Do you think that an asteroid impact would have generated heat far in excess of what we receive now?
IT would definitely add heat to the system no question about that. But to a certain extent the hotter the oceans and the atmosphere become the quicker they are going to cool.
Again beyond speculation where is the empirical evidence for this?