illustrate, if you hit a slab of ice hard enough with
a big enough hammer, the ice shatters and the pieces
slide away from the blow...
high velocity impacts expand explosively in the target
The meteorite impact was the hammer
blow, and the continental
crust was the slab of ice.
Sure - but it is where the evidence leads.
In Plain Sight
scientists think they already have the answer, it is
easy for them to miss something important. Take dinosaur
fossils, for example, which have been studied for
200 years. Assistant Professor of Paleontology
Mary Schweitzer (North Carolina State University) removed
the minerals from the fossilized femur of a Tyrannosaurus
rex thought to be 68 million years old, and was left
with pliable, reddish material, like soft tissue.
She "found structures that look like the
blood vessels and cells that help renew bones. She
also found reddish circles that resemble the blood cells
found in modern-day birds." "Scientists
never found the tissue before, Schweitzer said, because
they did not look. Conventional wisdom told
them that organic material must decay within 100,000
years and that fossils are merely minerals that filled
in spots where animals were buried." "She
also has found structures resembling what she saw in
the T-rex remains in other dinosaur fossils." The
findings were later confirmed by Schweitzer's discovery
of proteins and tissue from a hadrosaur fossil thought
to be 80 million years old.
about 60 years, scientists have not looked for alternatives
to plate tectonics despite its mounting problems. It is no surprise that they
have again missed what is hiding in plain sight.
25, 2005. Dinosaur
tissue found in fossil. The News & Observer, Raleigh, NC.
Schweitzer, Mary Higby,
Jennifer L. Wittmeyer, John R. Horner. 2007. Soft tissue
and cellular preservation in vertebrate skeletal elements
from the Cretaceous to the present. Proceedings of the
Society B, Vol. 274, pp. 183-197.
Schweitzer, Mary H., et. al. 1 May 2009. Biomolecular
Characterization and Protein Sequences of the Campanian
Hadrosaur B. canadensis. Science, Vol. 324, 626-631.
is the reconstructed Shock Dynamics protocontinent
to the Plate Tectonics assemblage
time from start to finish:
Tectonics - about 200 million years (and still ongoing)
Dynamics - about 26 hours (based on a shear
wave propagation speed of 150 m/s)