reply to post by AngryCymraeg
Im going to start by quoting Old Albert again
“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.”
quite the thinker, me thinks.
No matter what the problem is, or condition, or answer you look for, you will never find it using the same method, or level, of intelligence that
created it, or posed it, in the first place. Riddle me this, why did Albert Einstein say the following:
“Whoever undertakes to set himself up
as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”
Interesting, coming from one of the most renowned intellectuals
to grace the face of this (outer) earth. thinkexist.com...
laughter, its thought provoking.
Now you ask what causes mountains in "Subduction Zones". Keeping the laughter of the gods in mind, I tend to consider the expanding earth theory in
mind when looking at this subject.
In the expanding earth theory it does not addressed the forces that mound up mountains, plus, the great amount of water, which I suspect has great
deal to do with the formation of mountain ranges. To compare you must look at mars as a before, and earth as the after.
There are continental plates that are natural and are only separated by fissures or fractures. They are present on mars but due to the absence of
oceans those fissures are not forced apart by Hydrological forces. As water is applied to the face of Mars, the water will enter those fractures and
actually start pushing them apart as the amount of water increases. Water will seek its own level, even against the weight of the those continents.
Eventually, the weight of the water will compress the underlying crust to a point where the slightest chemical reaction will cause heat to build up to
a explosive point, but due to the fact that it is so deep in the crust, the venting of the explosion is held in place until a fracture vents the
extreme pressure to the surface.
Eventually, due to the squeezing effect of the weight of the water, the planet will expand. And this is where it gets interesting. As the planet
expands, (mostly where the water resides), the continents begin to move, but not all over the planet at the same time. Something like painting a
scene on a balloon. As you inflate the balloon, the drawing will crack and separate at points where the paint was weak. But some continents are
deeper and heavier than others and the lighter ones, or portions of the sea bed can be forced into and onto one another. The continents do not
subduct under each other, they ride above and mountain ranges are the result of the impact. The continents, or masses of crust crashing into each
other. The additional weight of mountain ranges can produce even more pressure leading to the heat build up, and eventual volcano, but it is not a
guarantee it will happen. The variable seems to be waters ability to enter the mix.
Continents do not subduct. They can crash into each other, they can expand or compress, but they can not ride on top of each other. In order to
understand and comprehend this inability you must have a working knowledge of the hollow earth theory. In that theory there are actually two crusts,
an inner and outer. Each move independently of the other, except at the poles. These areas seem to be rigid and non expanding. The Central Sun is
not a solar sun, nor does it have the temperature of the solar sun. It is a unique phenomenon that is sometimes referred to as the "Smoky God" as
is their is a book of the same name. It is thought that this smoky god is the point that the inner gravity emits from, in a pushing direction, away
from this ball of light. And our outer gravity is also a pushing gravity from point some 4000 miles in space, which by the way, the Van Allen
Radiation belt happens to be. So you are left with a twin crust that is pushing on each other to begin with. The addition of water in excessive
amounts causes a imbalance and thinning and expanding of the crust as the result.
One thing that is interesting about the theory is, if our planet is solid, or even filled with a molten substance, there can be no expansion. I
don't believe you can easily expand a solid rubber ball, or a solid planet. The internal vacum that would be generated would work against the
expansion. So we are left with, the planet is hollow and expanding, or it is solid and not expanding. If there were any subduction going on our
original continents would have been subducted millions of years ago, and we would be living on volcanic ash, but we don't.
So you decide for yourself what God, Gods you believe in, and what theories you believe in. Those Gods Albert was talking about can laugh all they
want. In the end when our planets crust becomes too thin we shall see whos