posted on Nov, 14 2012 @ 09:30 AM
anyone ever thought about the expanding earth theory?
i think that there may be something more to it than meets they eye.
this is my THEORY
The ring of fire may just be earths soft spot, a place that has thinner crust and thus is more susceptible
to the expansion of the earth. surely if mountains are formed by tectonic plates moving atop one another
then that material has to come from somewhere, you would think you would find more gaps around the plate boundaries.
I believe that the earth is expanding little by little, and the magma under the crust comes to the surface to cool and harden. we already know the
latter to be true. But it would explain mountains and the Hawaiian islands and the constant activity on the ring of fire.
Expansion with constant mass During the second voyage of HMS Beagle, in 1834–1835 Charles Darwin hypothesized that an expanding earth could
explain the elevation of the landmass of South America as shown by mountain building in the Andes and stepped plains featuring raised beaches in
Patagonia. Later in 1835 he abandoned this idea, and proposed that as mountains rose, the ocean floor subsided. In 1889 and 1909 Roberto Mantovani
published a hypothesis of earth expansion and continental drift. He assumed that a closed continent covered the entire surface of a smaller earth.
Thermal expansion led to volcanic activity, which broke the land mass into smaller continents. These continents drifted away from each other because
of further expansion at the rip-zones, where oceans currently lie. Although Alfred Wegener noticed some similarities to his own hypothesis of
continental drift, he did not mention earth expansion as the cause of drift in Mantovani's hypothesis. A compromise between earth-expansion and
earth-contraction is the "theory of thermal cycles" by Irish physicist John Joly. He assumed that heat flow from radioactive decay inside the Earth
surpasses the cooling of the Earth's exterior. Together with British geologist Arthur Holmes, Joly proposed a hypothesis in which the Earth loses its
heat by cyclic periods of expansion. In their hypothesis, expansion led to cracks and joints in the Earth's interior, that could fill with magma. This
was followed by a cooling phase, where the magma would freeze and become solid rock again, causing the Earth to shrink.
Sorry for the wiki quote but i don't have a lot of time today to comment, just wanted to drop my thought by you all.
just because something isn't accepted by science as true doesn't negate the fact that scientists can be WRONG!
I know im leading away from the OP but i believe its relevant.
edit on 14-11-2012 by shaneslaughta because: (no reason given)