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Originally posted by stereologist
reply to post by smurfy
I would be interested in reading about oxygen levels at the time of the dinosaurs. I do know that the levels were much higher earlier in the Earth's history. I thought levels were down before the Mesozoic era. Thanks for any links.
It would be better to debate the thread from a different angle than the properties of granite.
Age of the moon has nothing to do with it, but if you bothered to look up at the moon, you would notice some very large craters. Hard to believe those asteroid strikes didn't have a great deal of effect on the moon.
Byrd still claims that granite is not porous, even though she acknowledges that water penetrates the surface of granite, and I have provided a link backing up the reality, and a quick internet search provides tons of information on the topic. At some point, it isn't worth replying.
How much mass would an asteroid big enough to carve out the Hudson Bay, or the Arctic Ocean, add to the Earth?
A link on this thread has been provided to a site where numerous people with considerable credentials, and a few Universities as well support the Expanding Earth theory. This is a theory that is gaining momentum.
Then again, you might want to consider that your cheap dismissal of the theory makes you come off as pompous.
Interesting concepts. There is so much we don't understand about our planet, or the nature of physics, it is good to keep the possibilities open.
Most of the Earth's mass is in the outer core and the lower mantle. There is flow in these deep structures of the planet, so it seems possible that material from the surface could make its way down to the these lower layers.
There is a lot of good information, but it needs more concepts about how the outer core and lower mantle could have gained mass. I still think the concept makes more sense than the drift of tectonic plates concept.
That's most likely what the debate is about. The Mesozoic era takes in several peroids I think. So how much oxygen transfer did the, (large) dino's need and how much did they get latterly? The thinking is that dino's needed high levels of oxygen like 35% and maybe they had little reserve in their lungs, although I'm not sure if anyone knows exactly about dino lungs. Then right through the era, if the research is correct, the oxygen levels were highly variable. So if you want to include a bolide from space, the dino's were most likely roasted, starved and suffocated. Here's one paper on it, to edit a blog rather,
The earth behaves much like a thermal nuclear reactor but because it has centrifuge and mass gravity absorbs hydrogen and oxygen as required.
There are periods in history when the planet stops the process of gradual water absorbtion a iceage ensues this explains the rock strata changes,layers and movements as glacial movements causing the rock displacements seen globally.
For the most part icebergs are fresh water. The reason is that when ice freezes slowly enough to not trap salt water inclusions, the complex crystal structure of ice does not provide any space for the salt to become incorporated into the crystal structure. You can demonstrate this for yourself by PARTIALLY freezing a solution of salt water, say about 5% in your frig freezer. Freeze about 1/4 of the water. Remove the frozen ice and carefully rinse it in cold fresh water, say just above 0 C. so you don't melt the ice very much. Rinse it several times with new fresh cold water then taste the ice cube and compare that taste to the taste of the original salt solution.
You don't get it, it isn't just me you are calling stupid, you are also calling all the geologist, doctorates, and heads of University departments who put their names on the web site I have been quoting, and participate in the discussion of the Expanding Earth theory, stupid.
In answer -THERE WOULD BE NO EARTH IF ALL THE WATER ON IT CAME FROM COMETS AS PROPOSED BY CURRENT THEORIES AS CURRENTLY AS INHABITANTS WE ALL WANT TO AVOID BEING HIT BY ONE NEVER MIND SEVERAL THOUSAND AS POSTULATED IN CURRENT SCIENTIFIC THESIS.
Actually citing the work of others as support of your claims is an extremely valid argument used by virtually everyone with a level of credibility.