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There is a large school of thought, along with some evidence, that supports a fixed-size Earthdue to subduction model, thus in their minds eliminated the Expanded Earth model.There are a number of models that have floated around in the Scientific Community over thepast few years:A: The Earth is shrinking as it cools causing lithosphere mountain building, and compressionalchanges. This was popular for a time in the 19
century and faded after the discovery of radioactive nuclides which cause thermal heating, but as of late it also has been discovered thatthese nuclides are not evenly distributed throughout the entire body of earth, and they are onlyconcentrated in the uppermost crust whereas they cannot be the cause of the estimated 6000degrees K (10,800º F) deep interior Earth temperature.B: Earth has a constant radius with fixed and unmoving continents. This theory was thegeneral scientific truth for most of the 20
century, prior to the widely accepted plate tectonic,continental-drift theory which came about in the late 60s and early 70s.C: A pulsating Earth. This where Earth expands to form the mid-ocean rift zone crust andcontracts to form the mountain belts, in a sense surge tectonics, this doesnt have really the mid-ocean rifting, it has surge channels like lava-tube conduits.D: Earth has a constant radius and has continents which are mobile and drift around,periodically colliding and merging with each other to form super continents and then begin theprocess all over again drifting in new directions, all controlled by the mantles thermal convection.This the currently accepted theory known as Plate Tectonics (used to have a handle of continentaldrift, which I imagine sounded too much like a popular dance in the late 60s). The theory is basedon the creation of new material at the mid-ocean-ridges and its eventual removal in the deepocean trenches, with a major hole in it, as there are only a few places on the globe that have thesedeep ocean trenches, and in contrast there are far more locations of new oceanic crustgeneration and the chain of events demonstrate that the required energy to maintain themantle convection mechanism is far too inadequate.E: Earth is Expanding: In this the continents originally formed unbroken single plate over thesurface of a smaller Earth and as the expansion of the Earth came about, the single plate toreapart, creating deep ocean basins, and a collection of individual plates, This expansion began todominate the Earth, it is believed this movement tool place over the last 200 million years, which isonly 4.44% of the Earths estimated age.In defense of the others, especially against the widely accepted
Plate Tectonic Theory
, thecontinental drift model has yet to clearly identify or has general opinion agreed upon a mechanismor the horizontal plate movements. As objective geologists and many geophysicists state theirclaims that global expansion does not have any identified mechanism, they also acknowledge thatthe accepted Plate Tectonic and Subduction Plate Drift model is also missing anything remotelylinked to a workable driving mechanism, and are now coming to the conclusion (the objectiveones) that they cannot use this argument or reasoning to deny the existence of the EarthExpansion theory.