The Doctor (dr_nebula) wrote in snobss,
The Doctor

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Flipped out

It's amazing what can be found in "main stream" websites, or sponsored by the NSF. For example, here is a rather radical article on one researcher's hypothesis that the Earth literally flipped over during the past.

If you read through this, it takes on the air of someone who is an "anti-plate tectonic" scientist, who basically ignores such principles as isostasy when discussing his "super volcanic constructs/regions". Nor is comparing these 'polar shifts' to that of Mars makes any real sense, either. For one thing, the Earth has a massive tidal and inertial damper called the Moon, whose mass is many orders of magnitude greater than that of the entire terrestrial lithosphere - let alone some friggen "huge volcano".

So I'm calling BULLSHIT.

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Tags: geologic bullshit
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