Hello Yarium and all,
Here's why I say tectonics is agenda and not science?
bc] Scientific endeavor identifies those principles that Nature displays, and these in turn are written up in the form of "Laws," .. which are then
written in mathematical form.
These laws, and their mathematical equivalents, are what is applied in the design and analysis of all things we know. They are the tools we use to
solve the problems at the end of the chapter. They are the tools we use to predict an event - or to render an opinion that a certain consequence
cannot come about because it'd be in violation of applicable Laws.
Acceptance of this tenet (a certain consequence cannot come about because it'd be in violation of applicable Laws] is a cardinal fact, and is
accepted in all areas of engineering, mechanics, and scientific endeavor!
The lay person might say "Well anything can happen!" But a scientist or an engineer would say, "Nothing happens - but what something causes it to
Following an event we don't understand - we'd look to see what caused it .. and we'd follow the laws of nature during that investigation, and a
solution would be arrived at.
Here's where tectonics falls into the category of agenda, tectonics serves the purpose of supporting geologist's need for long term geological
change. And as proof - always keep in mind - if we cannot convert a principle to mathematical form - it is NOT principle in the first place.
They get away with it because the agenda (supporting geologist's need for long term geological change) is too powerful a need - to let a few
principles get in the way!
Can we, for instance, apply tectonics to create the equations, that can be used to answer why mountains form? Can we apply it to determine how high a
mountain might rise?
Can we apply tectonics to demonstrate the formation of the synclines and anti-clines we see along the highway?
No! Not only are they inapplicable - but the concept advanced by tectonics for forming mountains and (synclines and anti-clines) by colliding
continents - is in violation of every single Law and practice put into affect in building structural foundations in every country in the entire
Structural foundations in all nations around the world, are designed on the established knowledge that compression forces [hence their
associated compression stresses] are dissipated through shear by a leading "compression cone. How is it then that tectonics is able to push up
mountains in apparent defiance?"
What the quoted statement means is that as a force (foundation or object set on the ground) .. will be supported by a cone shaped system of opposing
forces. That's why (when you look at a bridge support, for instance) a post will sit on a steel plate - the plate distributes the load to a larger
slab of concrete, this in turn is supported by a buried foundation. This is a "structural cone" designed to spread the load!
tectonics ignores this - and goes on it's merry way pretending to push-up mountains!
[edit on 27-4-2006 by beforebc]