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    The Expanding Earth

    The Expanding Earth Theory is a geological theory that exists for a long time, but has always been criticized and rejected by mainstream geology. But there is hard to deny evidence presented on an Expanding or Growing Earth. For example by geologist James Maxlow, who published the book Terra Non Firma Earth, a convincing document in favor of an expanding earth.

    The most convincing argument is the perfect fitting of the continents on a smaller earth. Maxlow: "A Pangaean reconstruction on a globe representing between 55% to 60% of the present Earth radius can produce a tight, coherent fit of continents".

    Alfredo Gamarra also proposed a different model of our earth, in which earth made significant changes during it's history. He said that earth originally came from the sun, and underwent a process of expansion, going through different stages, from one orbit till the other. During this process earth increased in mass. As a consequence, the force of gravity also increased. All other planets underwent the same process.

    Then there is Neal Adams, who discovered that the planets and moons in our solar system grow. As the planets grow, their outer skin cracks and spreads and new surface is exposed and hardens. He shows animations of different planets and moons on his website, making them smaller and making older plates (without the cracks) fit again, and it fits perfectly! Check the videos on his website, it's really worth :

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    nedzen     Tue, Dec 8, 2009  Permanent link
    I see this theory real but where did all the water came from ? cause there is a lot of water. trying to answer myself I found two possible answers. 1) it came form the space and accumulated on the earth. 2) it was here deep inside the earth, frozen.
    nagash     Tue, Dec 8, 2009  Permanent link
    Marius, I saw this kind of question everywhere the day I was reading on this subject... people are always puzzled with the origin of the extra mass, but it's a misconception. the answer here is density, not mass. planets seems to evolve from dense and heavy rocks, get slowly wet and bigger until they turn into cold gas giants... it's odd to think about planets like some kind of bubbles, because the time it takes for these changes to take place are beyond our imagination. but, hey, science already study the evolution cycles of stars... why should planets be static? I find it amazing to imagine that Jupiter was once an Earth-like planet, and slowly evaporated until it got 1000 times bigger : )

    another mind-bending aspect of this theory is the idea that gravity increase while Earth expands. it not only makes sense, but also explain the giant size of the fossils we find - archeologists still wonder how some dinosaur species could move such big heads without breaking their necks, and in fact, it could be impossible with current gravity. that's why we don't have giant lyzards anymore. same thing with insects, they just can't possibly be bigger or their exoskeleton would collapse. still, once upon a time, giant dragonflies roamed the earth...

    joonas     Wed, Dec 9, 2009  Permanent link
    What about Mars?
    It's a rock now and it has been confirmed that there was water there.
    LED     Fri, Dec 25, 2009  Permanent link
    ElNitro     Sat, Dec 26, 2009  Permanent link
    This "expansion" theory makes sense if we see Earth not as a floating rock in space but as a giant organism that breathes and pulsates (earthquakes). Organisms tend to grow/evolve as well and Earth is no different.

    I'd be really interested in seeing how this theory evolves once more "mainstream" scientists stop dismissing this as new-age bollocks and take it more seriously.

    One day not too far from now people will realize the Gaia theory is more than just that.

    @ Marius: recent (and not so recent) findings suggest most water on planetary bodies in the solar system came from comet impacts (their main composition is nearly pure water-ice).

    Water is also pretty abundant out there in its different physical states yet the main variable is a body's ability to retain it on its surface/subsurface due to its distance from the sun, gravity, atmosphere, pressure and other factors.

    ElNitro     Sat, Dec 26, 2009  Permanent link
    @ nagash one very important reason why we no longer have megafauna is because the oxygen levels from, say, the Carboniferous period were way higher than present ones, thus allowing animals to grow larger. Not so sure it was due to a smaller gravitational field on Earth, even though it's an interesting thought. 
    nedzen     Mon, Dec 28, 2009  Permanent link
    I believe this theory it`s pretty obvious and it`s known by many geologists and scientist but it`s not made mainstream because of various political and economical reasons. Also, if we would all learn in school that we live on an expanding planet we could have a stronger belief that it`s enough of everything for everybody, just for this simple reason of knowing that the planet is growing...
    Maybe they will take this theory in consideration before start building the trans Atlantic tunnel. Another thing that came into my mind after knowing this is Dubai, they had the idea of expanding into the sea.
    ElNitro     Tue, Dec 29, 2009  Permanent link
    Marius: I think we have nothing to worry about, we're talking about a geological time-scale. Eons not decades.

    Distribution of resources (present and future), however, is another story.