Re: A geology lesson (was Re: pole shift)
Wed, 23 Jul 1997 17:04:32 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-07-22 05:17:20 EDT, you write:

<< I don't get it. Yes, the plates move in different directions,
that's obvious. If every pair of nearby plates were converging
(or diverging), the planet would have to be shrinking (or growing).
I can't visualize what Shaun is suggesting here - that two plates
may approach each other without colliding? Or that some collisions
have a lateral component (that can't be surprising)?

Actually the planet has been growing, when the planet was one land mass, it
was 80% the size of what it is today. They can tell by the way the
continents fit.