Evolution Cruncher Chapter 20
Tectonics and Paleomagnetism
truth about plate tectonics and paleomagnetism
This chapter is based on
pp. 831-863 of Other Evidence (Volume Three of our three-volume
Evolution Disproved Series). Not included in this paperback chapter are
at least 35 statements in the chapter of the larger book, plus 70 more
in its appendix. You will find them, plus much more, on our website:
SORRY, but we did not have
room in this paperback for this chapter.
Here are the reasons we
did not include it:
will find it ALL
on our website, evolution-facts.org. Go to the chapter entitled, "Paleomagnetism."
(2) If we had included that chapter, we would have had to leave out
other very important material which you need in paperback format. (3)
Because of the complexity of the data, it is best to present it in full
on our website rather than only partially in this paperback. (4)
Continental drift, plate tectonics, magnetic reversals, and seafloor
spreading do not constitute basic areas of evolutionary theory, as do
most of the other topics discussed in this paperback.
Here is what you will
find in the "Paleomagnetism" chapter on our website:
1 - Plate tectonics:
Description of the theory. The reasons why evolutionists have
accepted the erroneous theories of continental drift and plate
tectonics. Why the same evidence is explained better by an earlier
worldwide Flood. Statements by scientists who disagree with the
plate tectonics theory.
2 - Paleomagnetism: Description
of the facts in some detail. Magnetic reversals of the earth’s
core. The evolutionary explanation for this. The Flood explains the data
better. Serious flaws in the evolutionists’ theories.
Here are some quotations
from that chapter:
"Why then do a few
crabbed earth scientists refuse to accept some or all of the tenets of
the ‘new global tectonics’? . . Strictly speaking, then, we do not
have a scientific hypothesis, but rather a pragmatic model, reshaped to
include each new observation . . Obviously, this kind of model is not
testable in any rigorous scientific sense."—*John C. Maxwell,
"The New Global Tectonics," in Geotimes, January 1973,
"The theories of
continental drift and seafloor spreading are highly
conjectural."—*Daniel Behrman, New World of Oceans (1973), p.
once anathema and now enshrined, faces scores of technical objections.
To illustrate one class of objections, it has been noted that many
continents fit together well regardless of where they now ‘float.’
Australia, for example, locks well into the U.S. East Coast. Like
evolution, Continental Drift seems to explain too many things too
superficially."—*William Corliss, Unknown Earth: A Handbook of
Geologic Enigmas (1980), p. 444 [emphasis his].
"The scientific establishment was
not particularly impressed by these findings, and for good reason—the
science of paleomagnetism was and remains an inexact one. Rocks are at
best undependable recorders of the magnetic field, and interpreting
their secrets requires numerous tests with plenty of room for error.
Many scientists thought that the paleomagnetic evidence for continental
drift was based on inadequate sampling, inaccurate measurements and
unjustified assumptions."—*Thomas A. Lewis, Continents in
Collision (1983), p. 83
20 - STUDY AND REVIEW QUESTIONS
TECTONICS AND PALEOMAGETISM
GRADES 5 TO 12 ON A GRADUATED
Use the data found in
chapter 26, Paleomagnetism, on our website, in preparing answers
to the following:
1 - Write a brief
paragraph giving several reasons why the continental drift theory is
2 - Prepare a brief
report on paleomagnetism and why it need not indicate long ages of time.
You may want to refer back to chapter 14 in this paperback, Effects
of the Flood, which helps explain the events which took place at the
Flood and afterward.
3 - Scientists find it
very difficult to obtain reliable data from magnetic rocks on land. Give
several reasons why this is so.
4 - Define and explain
one of the following: (1) earth’s fluid core; (2) a magnetic field;
(3) earth’s magnetic field [GMF]; (4) reversed polarity.
5 - Write a brief report
on geo-magnetic reversals (reversals in earth’s magnetic field).
6 - Potassium-argon is
the primary dating method used to try to date reversals. From the
evidence available, explain why this technique is totally unreliable.
7 - Prepare a half-page
report on the unreliability of ocean core dating.
8 - Basing your reply on
flood geology, explain the facts discovered about the ocean floor, in
relation to stripes and fault lines.
9 - Write a brief paper on the flaws in
the plate tectonics theory that renders it unscientific.
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in search of food. It makes its nest on the backside of waterfalls and
regularly flies through them.
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