Originally posted by antoinemarionette
The Earth is growing... she is expanding.... she is entering a new phase...
And she's about to expand some more!
edit on 15-11-2012 by antoinemarionette because: video no
I don't like things I don't, at least in theory, understand. So after reading the expanding earth material a little more closely I decided to let my
mind (even though it is small and helpless on it's own) out to wander around and see what it could find.
Here is what It came up with...
The first question to come to mind is WHERE THE HECK IS ALL THAT EXTRA MATTER COMING FROM?
Physicists have been telling us for quite some time now that empty space is not really empty. Aside from the usual stray photon, atom or dust particle
they tell us that there is something called zero point energy and that this zero point energy can occasionally flash briefly into existence as matter
and then just as quickly flash back out of existence.
What if, in theory now mind you, this can also take place within a conglomeration of matter such as a star, planet, moon or asteroid? What if it
doesn't need empty space to happen? Then, what if when it happens inside of something it gets trapped as matter in this plane of existence and causes
that something, say the earth for arguments sake, to grow in mass and size?
Now let us carry this theory one step further and say that the gravity of a mass actually attracts this zero point energy conversion to more mass? Not
that I don't believe in plate tectonics, but the increase in mass caused by zero point energy conversion could explain some things that are, as yet,
a bit murky?
Ok now, one more step. What if a larger mass with a higher gravity attracts zero point energy conversion at a higher rate? That would mean that the
moon would grow faster than an asteroid, the earth would grow faster than the moon, the more massive planets would grow faster than the smaller
planets and finally the sun would grow faster than all of them.
And finally, I think, what if for a planet there is a "tipping point" where the growth rate increases rapidly enough to be noticed by the sentient
blobs of meat living on it as splitting and cracking of the crust beyond that which can be explained by plate tectonics?
OK, I think I am going to put my tiny overworked brain to bed for now and ponder on this more later after some of the people reading this can have
time to comment on it and maybe even add something useful to the theory.