posted on Apr, 28 2005 @ 04:20 PM
Jake, until you have any evidence at all, I’m going to assume that your multitudinous assertions – indeed, your entire post -- is bogus. The only
thing I can see in your post that is even remotely accurate is where you say “THERE IS evidence that the east and west were once joined in mid
atlantic.”. And you have the time-period there completely wrong.
“Atlantis (imho) the continent is still very visible, just renamed (South America), and the city can also be found (Altiplano, Bolivia), once
sunken by periodic flooding long ago.”
I can’t see any mechanism for a land mass that is presently between 2000 and 4000 meters in altitude to have ever been submerged by flooding,
periodic or otherwise.
Certainly the rock which is now the Nacza Plate could have been subducted, but it would have been sometime in the Mesozoic, which ended about 60
million years ago.
“Is it even possible to move the continents from the pangea formation to their current locations in only 5 or 6 thousand years. I've always
heard that the amount of energy required to do this would have probably destroyed the planet."
The plates move by convection; I haven’t pencil-whipped it, but the speed of masses moving due to convection (whether within the convective matrix
or on its surface) is a function of the viscidity of the matrix and its temperature. Since the aesthenosphere hasn’t ever been
anything but felsic and mafic magma, the only thing that would’ve caused plates to move that energetically would be a temperature probably higher
than the vapor point of rock.
In other words, you’re right; it probably would’ve destroyed the planet.
Pangaea split into Gondwanaland and Laurasia late in the Triassic Period (about 260 mya).
“FYI, Mop of Antarctica is a true ccontinent not an archipelago. Here is a map for you:”
Actually, Ken you show a map of the Antarctic ice sheet, under which the Antarctic land mass lies. According to the most recent British polar
geo-surveys, in East Antarctica the ice sheet rests on a major land mass, but in West Antarctica the bed is in places more than 2500 m below sea
level. It would be seabed if the ice sheet were not there.
NASA, in one of its FAQs, says that the actual Antarctic continent is about half the size of what we think of as Antarctica, i.e., the ice sheet.