Re: Open wide....

Damien Broderick (
Sat, 26 Jul 1997 17:50:02 +0000

At 03:24 AM 7/26/97 -0400, Kennita wrote:

>differ from this in some details (time frame?), but I that think some
>people who are quick to call other people names just may have some snacking
>on their own words to do

>`The theory, reported in Friday's issue of Science, is called "true polar
>wander." These researchers say there was a massive shift and realignment
>of the Earth's continents over a 15-million-year period -- at a pace about
>10 times as swift as the shift of continents under way today.'

Wow! Ten times faster than your nails grow!

Differ in some details... well, yes.

Plate tectonics usually operate at between 1.5 and 7 centimetres a year.
Ten times that would certainly seem abrupt on a geological scale, but is
nightmarishly slow by ours.

I don't think we need worry about our real estate investments, even if
danny's `polar shift' had anything to do with this new announcement (which
it doesn't).

Damien Broderick