Continental Undrift


Above is a prize winning Japanese rendition of the Earth’s land surface showing minimal spatial distortion compared to the standard Mercator projection.

Fitting South America onto Africa now becomes a bit of problem for not only continental drift theory but also for plate tectonics and earth expansioners.

Just observing/mentioning.

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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2 Responses to Continental Undrift

  1. malagabay says:

    “becomes a bit of problem for… earth expansioners”

    Maybe not… in this format the landmasses begin to look like an origami template 🙂

    Discovering the right template might crystallise a few thoughts….


    • That’s using the present day sea-level boundary. Change it to the edge of the continental shelf and what then? You really need a decent bathymetric dataset to see what changing sea-levels do to the origami protocols.


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