Re: geology

Anton Sherwood (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 22:46:18 -0700 (PDT)

Dan Clemmensen asks
: [...] why does all the major motion seem to be toward
: the center of the Pacific, causing the "ring of fire?"
: Maybe something (antimatter meteor?) took a chunk out
: there and the earth is now adjusting? (Estimated silliness
: factor on this is 90%, but what the heck.)

Well, you can't comb the hair on a bowling-ball - if everything is
moving, at least one convergence and one divergence are inevitable.
But I believe conventional wisdom says the Pacific Ocean is the scar
left by a really big collision which ripped out the Moon. Frivolously
I might suggest that the continents are just trying to slump into that
hole. Problem: I believe conventional wisdom also says that Pangaea
has converged and split up more than once.

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