I’ve started to wonder whether earth expansion, and for that matter any planetary expansion, is physically possible. The reason I have started to wonder is from watching some videos Tim Cullen is linking to on his blog about Neal Adams’ graphic illustrations of earth and planetary expansion, starting with the Earth. I’ve also downloaded Adams’ theory as pdf for some holiday reading.
Expanding Earth theory has been well developed by James Maxlow using extant published geological information though my attempts to get a digital copy of the geology of the world was unsuccessful this year due to dataset inconsistencies, or so the it was asserted. That strikes me as ‘interesting’ and reminds me of the intensely tribal behaviour of many geoscientists who favour one or other geological paradigms.
I’m presently wading through all the issues of the NCGT Newsletters and journal to get an understanding of the alternative tectonic theories competing with Plate Tectonics; it’s very complex and confusing with some quite unusual ideas being put.
Comments here will thus be light a few until I get familiar with the competing theories.