A new geology theory featuring impact-powered rapid
continental drift - an alternative to plate tectonics.

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For those who first need to see a rebuttal to Plate Tectonics:

     A comprehensive critique of plate tectonics - by David Pratt

     Why plate tectonics' mechanisms are too weak to build mountains

     Magnetic stripes: look again

     Hawaii, we thought we knew you

     The Pangea problem

     How do you start subduction?

     Beyond the plume myth

     Testimony of an insider

 

 

Shortcuts

Asia view
Europe view
Southeast Asia view
Alaska view
South America view
North America view

Sliding mechanism
Energy estimates
Antipodal effects
Shock effects
Mountains

When?
Earlier
Even Earlier

Asteroids and large impacts
Chicxulub

The polar dinosaur test

Cratons: stress melting

 

Compare explanatory power:

     

    Plate Tectonics - Globally random; each location has its own peculiar story.  Driving forces are speculative and inadequate.

    Catastrophic Plate Tectonics - Offers only generalizations.  Requires contrived initial conditions.  Ignores trench rollback.

    Shock Dynamics - Virtually all features developed from the same event; features such as the Andes, the Philippines, the East African Rift Zone, the Mariana Trench, the Lord Howe Rise, the Appalachians, the Himalayas, Europe, the New Hebrides, the Bering Sea, etc.  Simple experiments show how turbulence in shocked crust shaped the seafloor (click on blue above).

    Expanding Earth - Offers only generalizations.  Precise measurements show Earth is not expanding.  Cannot explain Himalayas or ocean trenches (Marianas and Tonga).  Some of its continental motion does not follow transform faults, as with Australia.  No rational source for new additions to Earth's mass, inside Earth!

    Hollow Earth - Offers only generalizations.  Seismic waves show Earth is not hollow. Fluidized crust explains crustal rebound from large impacts, not a hollow Earth. Cannot explain Himalayas or ocean trenches (Marianas and Tonga).  Some of its continental motion does not follow transform faults, as with Australia.  Precise measurements show Earth is not expanding.

    Hydroplate - Offers only generalizations.  Impossible initial conditions.

The Shock Dynamics theory and website are by John Michael Fischer
email:   mike@newgeology.us