Originally posted by John bull 1
The piece I am going to paste below(With some editing)
Is only to stimulate debate.After reading it I'm sure you'll have your own opinions on what would happen.
Oh dear. You've been reading Zetatalk. This one is from the realm of Silly Science.
The author, I'm afraid, doesn't understand the terms "pole shift." Physical pole shifts -- IF THEY HAPPEN (such as the planet turning on its
side), occur over milennia. Electromagnetic pole shifts (where the "north pole" suddenly becomes the "south pole") do happen and have happened
in the past.
Silly Science would have you believe that pole shifts (including magnetic ones) have been responsible for everything from mammoth dieoffs to
toothaches. Silly Science proponents rather conveniently forget that the frozen mammoths weren't instant-freeze and that their bodies were buried at
different times: 9,000 - 40,000 years ago. The best preserved one is 40,000 years old, during a time with no pole shift. And that there are other
known magnetic pole shifts where Absolutely Nothing Happened.
Silly Science thinks that the magnetic poles are stuck in one place (they actually wander hundreds of miles.)
...back to more Silly Science.
1) Due to the enormously large internal friction between the crust and the nucleus of the Earth,
The Silly Science author is apparently totally oblivious to the fact that there are currents in the nucleus of the Earth. They slide around in the
earth's core and on top of that core. If such "friction" existed, then every time one of them moved around, our continents would lurch and go
wandering (not by a foot or two, but by hundreds of miles or more.)
I'm afraid that pointing this out to believers in Silly Science doesn't make much of an impact. You can show them the currents and show them proof
of it and that the core and crust glide, and they still don't believe it.
1) Due to the enormously large internal friction between the crust and the nucleus of the Earth, the planet will stop, i.e. will stop its rotation
around its axis.
Silly Science marches on...
Thus, in one side of the globe will be a long day and another side of the globe will experience a long night. This will continue around 6-7 days. The
map below shows the day-night distribution:
Okay... picture this. The Silly Scientists are all packed in a car, and zipping down the highway at 70 MPH. Suddenly, the Hand O Mawd reaches down
and locks an Impervium SooperHold(tm) cable around the front axle of the car and when it hits the end of the cable, the front axle of the car goes
from 70MPH to zero.
What happens to the Silly Scientists and the car's body? Well, HandOMawd might have stopped the car's front axle, but everything else is still gong
70 mph. If you said "smushed to jelly against the windshield and other gross things" you'd have been perfectly correct.
Now... the tangental velocity of the Earth is 860 mph
Imagine that you and your city are on a huge SlabOSomething that's rocketing around at 800mph. Suddenly, a tractor beam reaches down and brings the
SlabOSomething to a halt inside 1/2 second.
Note that you and the city aren't included in this. Nor is the top layer. What do you think happens to the dirt, the city, the trees, etc, etc.
Yeah, it's ugly. The good part is that you and everything else would be pulverized to atoms with the friction of the airspeed and by other
Continuing on with REALLY Silly Science:
(2) When the Earth stops its rotation, the waters (oceans and seas) will continue their motion due to the inertia.
They did get that one right.
This will produce the inundation of large territories during only few hours. According to the ZetaTalk (www.zetatalk.com), it is advised to be
at least 160 km from the nearest coast and to be at least 60 m above the sea-level.
No... and no.
Remember, then you and the Stuff On The Planet Surface are all traveling at just over Mach 1 (Mach 1 = 761.5 mph at sea level.) Now everything stops,
but you and the water and the trees and the birds and the buildings and the Silly Science folks are still traveling at just over Mach 1.
Safe at 60km above sea level? With the trees and poodles and cows and ocean coming towards you at Mach 1? Well... yeah. You and the mountain and
everything else are running away from them at Mach 1 as well.
"Safe" is probably a relative term.
(3) The atmosphere also is free to move, so during the rotation stoppage, it will continue to move producing strong winds, storms, hurricanes, etc.
Suggestion: do not stay in an open place.
VERY Silly Science. I'm sure you have figured that out by now... Mach 1 winds and dirt and flying monkeys.
The pole shift or, better to say, the breaking between the Earth nucleus
and the crust will release a huge energy, which will produce catastrophes
without precedent in the history of the humanity:
Actually, believing this Silly Science and not doing simple math will create a bigger disaster -- a nation of people so gullible and so poorly
educated that they'll go bankrupt over Ponzi scams and Nigerian letters.
(4) The movement of tectonic plates leads to: (i) distancing between the Europe and the Americas, (ii) size levelling of Atlantic and Pacific oceans,
(iii) the tectonic plate sustaining India moves below the Himalayas, i.e. India disappear, (iv) the same happens with about 2/3 of Australia,
disappears its west part, (v) emerging of a new continent in the south part of Atlantic ocean.
Apparently this is done by gnomes pushing levers inside the earth. It's the only possible explaination.
(5) The earthquakes reach the magnitude "15" but Richter scale in some parts of the planet, in the other parts the largest earthquakes do not
exceed 9 to 12 by the Richter scale. Such huge earthquakes continue for some hours and later on for some 2-3 weeks "normal earthquakes" (below
8.0) are felt.
A good demonstration that the Silly Science folks don't know beans about what a "Richter" is. Each level goes up by a factor of 10.
So a M8 earthquake is 10 times stronger than a M7 (magnitude 7)
A M9 earthquake would damage an area about 1,000 square km. The Earth's Total Surface Area: about 509,600,000 square km.
So that M14 affects 100,000,000 square km, and M15 hits... more surface area than is on the planet.
Silly, silly science.
(6) Practically all volcanoes erupt, new volcanoes in some places might appear. New geological faults close to volcanoes are formed.
Sillier and sillier.
(7) Due to the volcanic eruption, the volcanic ash will cover sky for the next two years after the upheavals. The acid rains are expected for some
3-4 months worldwide and for few years near the active volcanoes after the pole shift.
But we won't care. Real science says that we'd be beyond caring and there isn't any atmosphere or planet to have rains on. Silly Science
conveniently ignores reality. Next thing you know, they'll have bits about smurfs running around and cleaning up the place.
The humidity will augment due to the rapid
evaporation of water from the seas and oceans.
Well, you WOULD go to nearly 100% humidity for a little bit as the water in the oceans vaporized. But at Mach 1-something, it wouldn't last long.
(8) the structures of establishment (government, different institutions,
police, borders, banks, money, etc.) will disappear.
"vaproize" is closer.
Survivor??? SURVIVOR??? Oh. Wait. This is Silly Science. Yeah, Mad Max and the Road Warriors are coming to save the day.
Each survivor will try to get out of the difficult situation by its own means.
(9) Will appear and increase rapidly hunger, illnesses, struggle for the survival, cannibalism, etc.
Actually, this has been offered to Hollywood and it was too ridiculous for even their tastes.