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True polar wander is a geophysical theory, a way of thinking about Earth processes that might happen and that these scientists believe do happen. The theory suggests that if an object of sufficient weight on Earth – for example, a supersized volcano or other weighty land mass – formed far from Earth’s equator, the force of Earth’s rotation would gradually pull the object away from the axis around which Earth spins. A supersized volcano far from Earth’s equator would create an imbalance, in other words.
If the volcanoes, land and other masses that exist within the spinning Earth ever became sufficiently imbalanced, the planet would tilt and rotate itself until this extra weight was relocated to a point along the equator.
"Planetary scientists still talk about polar wander for other worlds, such as Mars, where a massive buildup of volcanic rock called Tharsis sits at the Martian equator," Maloof said. "But because Earth's surface is constantly changing as the continents move and ocean crustal plates slide over and under one another, it's more difficult to find evidence of our planet twisting hundreds of millions of years ago, as Mars likely did while it was still geologically active."
...they suggest that for the past 40 million years the Earth's solid outer layers have been slowly rotating at a rate of 0.2 degrees every million years
Originally posted by Pervius
If a Trillion Trillion gallons of crude oil was sucked from Earth's mantle and released into Space via HEAT as it was burned off.....what would be the effect on the spinning ball after it lost over a Quadrillion pounds of weight due to the loss of crude oil in the crust?
Centrifugal force put the crude oil in certain areas to balance the spinning ball. The counter balancer is now gone.
Originally posted by KhufuKeplerTriangle
If you are a Bible beater, well then, you should remember Peleg -- name means "division" -- Genesis says the continents separated during his lifetime. Or perhaps it means something else entirely.
You recall the Tower of Babel story, right before Peleg's lifetime? Well, think for a moment and tell me what kind of thing in our world most closely resembles a "tower that reaches unto heaven". To me, why, the image is a Nuclear mushroom cloud. And if you remember your Ezekiel and Daniel, well, it would just so happen that Ezekiel saw some of his most spoken-of visions near the old Babel tower site, the Syrian Khabur Triangle region near the Chebar river. Some scholars think that evidence in the area may even suggest an ancient nuclear exchange may have taken place in that very region.
What if, just suppose for a moment, if everyone speaks the same language, calculates and conjures with the same gematria, who is to say that the pre-Peleg peoples did NOT possess nuclear technology that resulted in a "deluge" and "scattering" followed by a "division"?
It makes perfect sense to me, but I am a kook who "believes anything" after all.
When you start putting the pieces together, though, the picture is often astounding.
I wonder if anyone investigates the possibility that neutrinos or other particles affect this process somehow.
Detritus from nuclear detonations, time-wandering radioactivity, shock waves that tear space apart...
Heat from underground nukes, wars, you name it!
it's not that far-fetched. Local reality might reject the violence of humanity.edit on 2-10-2012 by KhufuKeplerTriangle because: details added