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    Default The African Continent Hasn't Moved for 30 Million Years (Plate Tectonics)

    There are forces in the Earth which can prevent plate tectonics from determining the distribution of continents around the globe, and which even helped give birth to the human race.

    http://www.platetectonics.com/article.asp?a=40&c=8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    There are forces in the Earth which can prevent plate tectonics from determining the distribution of continents around the globe, and which even helped give birth to the human race.

    http://www.platetectonics.com/article.asp?a=40&c=8
    Hmm... interesting. Although it seems this info is eleven years old, i wonder if there is something more current on his theory?
    Also, browsing i found this...which is informative, if you can manage to stay awake.
    [YOUTUBE="FoQQ-5Mg0Pk"]Plate tectonics -Africa South America[/YOUTUBE]
    Yes it's much further back in history, i will come back to this thread though when i have had more time to internetresearch.
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    Ok, so there is a more recent and much more in depth article in which this original theory has developed... i found it here...
    http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/ful...-040809-152521

    I have given it a quick glance, Burke seems to have done some investigation of mantle plumes now. It even has tables and images!

    (favourite, great overview)



    I do not have the concentration to go through it all right now but it looks fascinating, just wanted to post it for the op and anyone else interested, also so i can come back to it later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal+ View Post
    The African Continent Hasn't Moved for 30 Million Years
    Just like it's social development.

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    Isn't it fairly obvious that videos depicting the shifting of continents over hundreds of millions or billions of years are highly speculative? If plate tectonics were the only forces driving these motions, just maybe they would be close to reality.
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