pole shift

Anton Sherwood (dasher@netcom.com)
Sat, 19 Jul 1997 00:00:40 -0700 (PDT)

danny <calyk@aol> clarifies:
: That is pole shift! Except the continent moved in a day. Actually the
: trees from antarctica are recent(i cant remember when exactly). They are
: recent enough that they can still be burnt, caught on fire. Also, pole
: shift theory states that all the plates slide over the magma at once,
: so it doesnt have anything to do with continental drift.

M-hm. I won't ask what weird force brings this about.
Instead I'll observe that if it happens as often as danny implies,
there shouldn't be a Hawaiian chain, because the crust would slip
away from the hot-spot before the volcanic cone is more than an
unremarkable lump on the seafloor.
Alternatively, if the great shimmy happens every N million years,
there should be several chains like Hawaii, scattered about the globe,
appropriately staggered in age.

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