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The Pangaea theory was treated with much skepticism when it was first raised. But since then, there have been much evidence to support this theory.
xpanding Earth or Growing Earth is a hypothesis asserting that the position and relative movement of continents is at least partially due to the volume of the Earth increasing. Conversely, geophysical global cooling was the hypothesis that various features could be explained by the earth contracting.
While suggested historically, since the recognition of plate tectonics in the 1970s, scientific consensus has rejected any expansion or contraction of the Earth.
New Zealand: a Late-Paleozoic Part of South America
By Harry Levin
In what may be termed “one of the grand puzzles of the earth’s prehistory,” New Zealand and Chile, as a common native habitat, share the earth’s oldest, most primitive flowering plants, side by side with the earth’s most ancient conifers. New Zealand and Chile are now some 9000 km. apart.
In The Origin of Species, in 1859, Charles Darwin wrote:
“New Zealand in its endemic plants is much more closely related to Australia, the nearest mainland, that to any other region: and this is what might have been expected; but it is also plainly related to South America, which, although the next nearest continent, is so enormously remote, that the fact becomes an anomaly.”
This grand anomaly is resolved by evidence presented herein, which indicates that New Zealand was once part of South America on a fully consolidated Gondwanaland during the late Paleozoic more than 300 million years ago. A New Zealand block was then adjoined to the southwestern coast of Chile. This essay addresses the geological and biological relationships of New Zealand to South America and to Australia from the late Paleozoic to the present.
Originally posted by lonegurkha
If indeed the earth is expanding, then where is the additional mass coming from? I'm not seeing where the necessary mass Is being added. Can't get bigger without more mass.
Originally posted by Shadow Herder
This map destroys Pangaea theory on its own.edit on 11-9-2012 by Shadow Herder because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by superman2012
I like this idea, it makes a person think. One question I can think of, and sorry if it's been addressed, is where did all the water come from?