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Subject: Life as We Think We Know It _How Old Is Earth? _Do We Really Know?
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A profound thought is in a constant process of becoming. -- Albert Camus
 
Do we really know how old Earth is? Sure, given what we know from the radiometric data method analyzing the oldest Earth rocks found on Earth we have calculated dates - However, given that the most direct means for calculating the Earth's age is a Pb/Pb isochron age, derived from samples of the Earth and meteorites - How can we really trust that this is the full picture here of life as we know it?
 
I believe we are full of shit. And, scientists are constantly being found out that they were full of shit and things are different then they seem - which probably explains why they painstakingly work to prove and support their theories and then sometimes even hide them for no one to see because of fear of ridicule like that of so many who exposed new ideas or shed some light on truth - (there exists countless examples - some even involving death due to ideas that countered or contradicted popular belief).
 
Before the creation of Earth's landmass - (in which, we believe we have the oldest rocks that ever existed onEarth) - what was Earth like? Moreover, how do we know for certain that Earth did not see a landmass before the one we know of and rely on as and believe the original?
 
The Earth may have had one or many landmasses / continents and islands before what we believe is the original and have had these sucked back into the core and any evidence gone forever.
 
More importantly, I intuitively believe that cracks in the Earth's lithosphere (in its crusted mantle) expsoing hot lava and maga will soon grow do to continental shifts & convergence and Convergent boundaries (where crust is destroyed as one plate dives under another) will find Earth covered in water --- (where predications of global warmimg and melting of the icebergs, ice caps and glacier peaks may significantly add to Earth covered in water) --- only given the cyclic chance of once again creating itself and life similar to what we know or, at leat, can imagine............
 
How Old Is Earth?
 
1. Ocean Floor Mapping (Mid Oceanic Ridge / Mid Atlantic Ridge) Sea Floor Spreading
 
 
 
 
2. There are four types of plate boundaries:
  • Divergent boundaries -- where new crust is generated as the plates pull away from each other.
  • Convergent boundaries -- where crust is destroyed as one plate dives under another.
  • Transform boundaries -- where crust is neither produced nor destroyed as the plates slide horizontally past each other.
  • Plate boundary zones -- broad belts in which boundaries are not well defined and the effects of plate interaction are unclear.

2. a. Oceanic-continental convergence

 
 
 
3. The Great Ocean Conveyer Belt
 
 
4. Giant heat conveyor belts discovered inside Earth
 
 
5. Evolution on a volcanic conveyor belt: using phylogeographic reconstructions and K-Ar-based ages of the Hawaiian Islands to estimate molecular evolutionary rates
 
 
6. Plate Conveyor Belt. ... stationary hotspot can create a trail of volcanic seamounts as a tectonic plate passes over the hotspot. ...
 
 
7. Enigma of the Shifting Earth
 
 
We find many ancient texts expounding large cycles of time. The ancient Greeks had their recurring ages of gold, silver, bronze, and iron. The Mahabharata speaks of the four Hindu yugas, which are parts of still larger cycles, in a subjective way as divine beings. The yugas degenerate gradually from a long golden age of purity to the much shorter age of kali, of ignorance and passions, before beginning a new cycle of four yugas. If we accept that planet earth is a living being, with its own inner life, as theosophy asserts, its life-energies influence the living creatures it hosts, just as we in turn influence the earth. With the change of great terrestrial cycles, the earth goes through many upheavals and tremendous cataclysms. The larger the cycles, the more impressive the changes or upheavals. Hindu literature tells us that the kali yuga, which we entered 5,000 years ago, takes some 430,000 odd years to complete; then, after cataclysmic events, a new golden age will begin. Apart from minor cycles that are at play in this gloomy age, we can rest assured that mankind still has plenty of time to unlock the mysteries of the outer and inner life of the earth!
(From Sunrise magazine, August/September 2004; copyright 2004 Theosophical University Press)
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