Friday, July 2, 2010

Blowing the whistle on Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics, founded on the convenient assumption that the Earth cannot get bigger, is untenable for the reasons listed on the above linked page. The geological evidence is that the Earth is indeed getting bigger, and is doing so at an extraordinary rate having doubled in size in the recent geological past; it is no exaggeration to say that on the scale of geological time the planet is exploding. The cause is unknown, but must in some way be related to energy transformations within the planet's interior.

Failure by the geological and geophysics community to acknowledge and investigate this aspect of global tectonics is sourced wholly within the convenience of a monolithic and duplicitous consensus, which refuses to apply the fundamental principle of science - falsification. Instead, and for reasons of self-serving interest effort is directed to shoring up the initial assumption, resulting in an illogical geological model that contradicts itself at every turn. Despite this Plate Tectonics claims to be the jewel in the crown of the Earth sciences, an achievement of the twentieth century comparable with space travel, even (it is said) deserving of a Nobel prize.

Plate Tectonics survives solely because of a combination of hubris ("There is no known way whereby the Earth can get bigger to the extent apparent, therefore it cannot happen") and comfortable expediency:- "..therefore as scientists we can all sit back and enjoy the benefits of consensus."

This state of affairs is unacceptable. It contradicts not only the ethics of scientific endeavour, but offends public morality. The public is not getting value for money, education is falling well below the plimsol line, and science is falling into disrepute.

The onus is on all right-thinking people to protest this state of affairs. For the science itself, the issue is the sterility that consensus engenders, and the consequent usurption of its goals. For the public purse the issue is one of plunder of its investment in its future. As Michael Crichton astutely observed, "Whenever you hear the consensus of scientists agrees on something or other, then reach for your wallet, because you're being had."

All naysayers who vest the reasons for rejection of an expanding Earth in the monolithic view of Plate Tectonics had better review their conviction in the light of the geological evidence, for the only logical conclusion that can derive from it is that the Earth is indeed getting bigger.

[ See also Debunking Plate Tectonics blog :-

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