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To: Creationist
Plate tectonics is a theory that does not fit the observed.

You're kidding, right?

Plate tectonics are one of the most large scale observable features on the planet.

Note that I said, we have plate tectonics which recycles our oceanic surface and gives us the means for the chemicals of life.

These oceanic subducting slabs can and have been imaged using seismic tomographic techniques along trench systems around the world, specifcally along the west coast of South America, beneath Japan to Indonesia and even the NW coast of the US in the Cascade chain of volcanoes. One can clearly see in the Hawaiian Island chain it's weathered remnants moving at about an inch or two per year toward eventual subduction beneath the Aleution chain, again giving rise to volcanism along it's arch.

Continenetal material on the other hand is less dense than oceanic crust and tends to resist subduction, and in some cases is added to at its edges by various oceanic material along the coast of California where, although subduction took place in the past, it's been altered by rotation of the western part of the continent giving rise to features such as the San Andreas Transform system which has clearly resulted in uplift exceeding erosion in Southern and Central California.

This would also explain how and why many marine fossils are incorporated onto continental platforms with their terrestrial counterparts.

Some good geology and astronomy courses could very much edify and even enhance your understanding of how God works in creation, as these surely have for me. It makes that pilgrimage all the more exiting in being able to fathom a little of His handiwork.

24 posted on 08/15/2007 2:21:15 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug
Hydroplate

Have you ever looked at one of the pictures of the supposed one land mass, where is South America, and why is Africa smaller than it is now.

Did you know that there is land under the Oceans that connect the continents?

Where is the new land.

The rest of your theory is a belief, and is not provable. You assume the small amount of study of the observable is the way it has always happened and therefore it is speculated that is how it came to be. It is history and therefore it must be interpreted, by fallible man who assumes.

If you believe in God's handiwork then Google Hydroplate theory.

As to astronomy the light from the stars getting here is easily explained by the verse

Isaiah 42:5-- Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein:

Like the balloon theory of the Big Dud, if God created the earth first then he created the heavens and stretched them out from the earth to where they are now the light from the stars would not have had to travel all the light years to get here as the light would have started here and as they were stretched away the light would have always been visible.

Like watching a rocket blast into space you can see the trail left as it climbs.
49 posted on 08/19/2007 12:00:08 PM PDT by Creationist ( Evolution is a faith based science with no proof. Scientist are the prophets, teachers the preacher)
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