posted on Jan, 18 2012 @ 07:24 AM
reply to post by Essan
Very interesting post ! The data in one of your links show some nice evidence for a linear formation of magnetic rock, if this is the case as you say
it is likely that it is a result of sea floor spreading.
But the geological and evolutionary implications are still astounding, if we could measure the Proterozoic subterranean boundary accurately we could
determine if a pole shift occurred during the Mesoproterozoic era when oxygen was 'flooding' the atmosphere. It could help us understand how our earth
truly does act as a 'open system' and how a natural equilibrium will always be established (the development of eukrayotic organism's is in my opinion
a reflection of a equilibrium among earth systems)
If we obtained microbial life which was born from the beginning of the Proterozoic era it would be a breakthrough in biology, it would be amazing to
see if they had developed a way to function without mitochondria or if the mitochondria relationship is still established in such an early organism,
they could literally be a vital link the 'plant - microbe' chain of development, not to mention how valuable the genetic structure would be...
The geological make-up of our planet is significant to all sciences imo, we are born from this place so it is only logical to assume our nature
reflects the nature of this planet, if we can discover any new data about Antarctica and its future path (maybe becoming two separate continents ?) it
could help us understand the workings of our own micro-systems.
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