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(News.com.au)   Geophysicists say giant tectonic plate on the other side of the world is breaking up *yawn* and we're all in deep doodoo... EVERYBODY PANIC   (news.com.au) divider line 66
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2012-09-29 03:51:51 PM  
it's obama's fault
 
2012-09-29 03:53:33 PM  
The Mayans were right....
 
2012-09-29 04:01:36 PM  
i'm too bored to yawn.
 
2012-09-29 04:14:57 PM  
I didn't read anything about deep doodoo.
 
2012-09-29 04:52:41 PM  
Didn't I hear a report on NPR just this week that the Tōhoku quake was similarly because of this new plate boundary forming?
 
2012-09-29 06:33:01 PM  
Whoah whoah whoah! Which other side of the world? The European side or the Asian side? I'm Irish. This is VERY important!
 
2012-09-29 06:34:13 PM  
I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?
 
2012-09-29 06:35:04 PM  
Ah. Indonesia. Phew!

Wait, does that mean they're going to get more Tsunamis? Cuz that one was kinda bad enough!
 
2012-09-29 06:35:42 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

There are four faults!
 
2012-09-29 06:36:01 PM  
In another ten thousand years, we'll be in deep shiat.
 
2012-09-29 06:36:05 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


Magic leylines and elves.
 
2012-09-29 06:36:46 PM  
BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?

Aliens.
 
2012-09-29 06:39:05 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


Plate tectonics is a myth.

http://www.expanding-earth.org/
 
2012-09-29 06:40:26 PM  

Bruce Wayne's Actuary: BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?

Plate tectonics is a myth.

http://www.expanding-earth.org/


I friggin' love the expanding earth.
 
2012-09-29 06:41:17 PM  

Bruce Wayne's Actuary: BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?

Plate tectonics is a myth.

http://www.expanding-earth.org/


www.2012.com.au
 
2012-09-29 06:42:20 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


ulmbcm.files.wordpress.com

Lunch tray tectonics.
 
2012-09-29 06:46:06 PM  
So we're seeing a baaaaaaaaby rift zone forming? Neat :D

(Yes, folks, continental plates do split on a fairly regular basis--some rifts make it, some don't. The famous Rift Valley in Africa is a rift zone where the African plate is splitting (and you'll probably see an inland sea in about fifty million years in that area); the New Madrid and Wabash fault zones are where the North American plate almost but not quite split a very long time ago (and the reason it's such a seismically active zone is because that region is a failed rift). The niftiness in this is that we may well be seeing a new rift zone forming at the very beginning of its birth, rather than a few million years later (like in Ethiopia) or hundreds of millions of years later (like in Missouri and Illinois and Tennessee).)

Nothing to really panic about unless you happen to live in the rift zone, and then you should just take precautions against earthquakes and/or tsunamis. The Earth is not splitting in two, the Jose Arguelles Dreamspell Newage-Rhymes-With-Sewage MayapocalypseTM is not about to commense. (And yes, I specify pretty much the source of all that "OMFG 2012 IS TEH MAYAN APOCALYPSE!!!11one!" stuff--actual Mayan timekeepers who've kept the Long Count since the Classic Maya era will generally point out that a) 2012 Isn't The End, b) reaching 13 baktuns was a time of renewal and celebration, and c) those screaming "APOCALYPSE!" are, to a one, Doing It Wrong And Did Not Do The Research.) We're just seeing a baaaaaby rift zone, which is something that (on a geological time scale) actually happens pretty darn frequently, and sometimes we even get Madagascars out of it.
 
2012-09-29 06:46:21 PM  
Meh... It's mostly brown people that this affects, so we're good, right?

And FTA, it seems that we're in for more of the same, along the lines of the next 10k years or so, so why worry about something that won't be finished for 9.99k years after you're dead?
 
2012-09-29 06:46:42 PM  
Its the damn chemtrails.
 
2012-09-29 06:46:46 PM  
nmemkha:



Mystara DM?
 
2012-09-29 06:48:20 PM  
Yeah, but the makeup sex will be earth-shattering.
 
2012-09-29 06:48:35 PM  
In case anyone forgot... we started here:
upload.wikimedia.org

We're now here:
www.ftnewspaper.com

Earth didn't stop rearranging the furniture just because we got to the party.
 
2012-09-29 06:50:34 PM  

Gawdzila: In case anyone forgot... we started here:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x259]

We're now here:
[www.ftnewspaper.com image 473x259]

Earth didn't stop rearranging the furniture just because we got to the party.


Well...duh.
 
2012-09-29 06:51:20 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

Ia? Ia!
 
2012-09-29 06:52:31 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


i.chzbgr.com

/geologist
 
2012-09-29 06:55:45 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?

[i.chzbgr.com image 500x579]

/geologist


I read that in this guys voice for some raisin:

images.wikia.com
 
2012-09-29 07:02:46 PM  

DesktopHippie: Whoah whoah whoah! Which other side of the world? The European side or the Asian side? I'm Irish. This is VERY important!


I'm Australian, I was hoping it was on the "other" side of the world...
 
2012-09-29 07:16:40 PM  
Representative of the unwashed masses: /geologist

resurrect geosynclinal theory!
 
2012-09-29 07:18:09 PM  

Bruce Wayne's Actuary: BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?

Plate tectonics is a myth.

http://www.expanding-earth.org/


This is what Neal Adams actually believes
michaelnetzer.com
 
2012-09-29 07:21:26 PM  
So that entire global warming thing is not really going to be a problem. It has been overtaken by events.
 
2012-09-29 07:25:35 PM  

ultraholland: Representative of the unwashed masses: /geologist

resurrect geosynclinal theory!


NEVER!!!!
 
2012-09-29 07:26:32 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: So we're seeing a baaaaaaaaby rift zone forming? Neat :D

(Yes, folks, continental plates do split on a fairly regular basis--some rifts make it, some don't. The famous Rift Valley in Africa is a rift zone where the African plate is splitting (and you'll probably see an inland sea in about fifty million years in that area); the New Madrid and Wabash fault zones are where the North American plate almost but not quite split a very long time ago (and the reason it's such a seismically active zone is because that region is a failed rift). The niftiness in this is that we may well be seeing a new rift zone forming at the very beginning of its birth, rather than a few million years later (like in Ethiopia) or hundreds of millions of years later (like in Missouri and Illinois and Tennessee).)

Nothing to really panic about unless you happen to live in the rift zone, and then you should just take precautions against earthquakes and/or tsunamis. The Earth is not splitting in two, the Jose Arguelles Dreamspell Newage-Rhymes-With-Sewage MayapocalypseTM is not about to commense. (And yes, I specify pretty much the source of all that "OMFG 2012 IS TEH MAYAN APOCALYPSE!!!11one!" stuff--actual Mayan timekeepers who've kept the Long Count since the Classic Maya era will generally point out that a) 2012 Isn't The End, b) reaching 13 baktuns was a time of renewal and celebration, and c) those screaming "APOCALYPSE!" are, to a one, Doing It Wrong And Did Not Do The Research.) We're just seeing a baaaaaby rift zone, which is something that (on a geological time scale) actually happens pretty darn frequently, and sometimes we even get Madagascars out of it.


Spoil Sport is a better handle for the likes of you.
 
2012-09-29 07:27:34 PM  
I'm sure somehow its the wealthy's fault.
 
2012-09-29 07:32:03 PM  

Great Porn Dragon: So we're seeing a baaaaaaaaby rift zone forming? Neat :D

(Yes, folks, continental plates do split on a fairly regular basis--some rifts make it, some don't. The famous Rift Valley in Africa is a rift zone where the African plate is splitting (and you'll probably see an inland sea in about fifty million years in that area); the New Madrid and Wabash fault zones are where the North American plate almost but not quite split a very long time ago (and the reason it's such a seismically active zone is because that region is a failed rift). The niftiness in this is that we may well be seeing a new rift zone forming at the very beginning of its birth, rather than a few million years later (like in Ethiopia) or hundreds of millions of years later (like in Missouri and Illinois and Tennessee).)

Nothing to really panic about unless you happen to live in the rift zone, and then you should just take precautions against earthquakes and/or tsunamis. The Earth is not splitting in two, the Jose Arguelles Dreamspell Newage-Rhymes-With-Sewage MayapocalypseTM is not about to commense. (And yes, I specify pretty much the source of all that "OMFG 2012 IS TEH MAYAN APOCALYPSE!!!11one!" stuff--actual Mayan timekeepers who've kept the Long Count since the Classic Maya era will generally point out that a) 2012 Isn't The End, b) reaching 13 baktuns was a time of renewal and celebration, and c) those screaming "APOCALYPSE!" are, to a one, Doing It Wrong And Did Not Do The Research.) We're just seeing a baaaaaby rift zone, which is something that (on a geological time scale) actually happens pretty darn frequently, and sometimes we even get Madagascars out of it.


Lake Baikal wonders why you didn't give it a shout-out. Future ocean, ca. 10-20million years.
 
2012-09-29 07:32:20 PM  
With a picture of said tectonic plate. Nice.
 
2012-09-29 07:34:49 PM  
almost as

chuckufarlie: So that entire global warming thing is not really going to be a problem. It has been overtaken by events.



theawesomer.com

it is almost like a CataclysmTM is upon us...
 
2012-09-29 07:40:58 PM  
Geophysicists!!!!! Like I'm going to listen to some doctor, who specializes in women's private parts, tell me how to set a table.
 
2012-09-29 07:42:44 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


Any alternatives would have to explain the evidence for the existence of tectonic plates (the distribution of earthquakes/volcanoes along plate margins, etc.) as well as the movement of the various plates, which has been observed and confirmed by various methods ranging from laser rangefinders to GPS.

Earth is a complicated and convoluted place.
 
2012-09-29 07:43:32 PM  

chuckufarlie: So that entire global warming thing is not really going to be a problem. It has been overtaken by events.


Your scientific illiteracy is showing again.
 
2012-09-29 07:46:07 PM  
Yawn. Welcome to Earth.
 
2012-09-29 07:48:43 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


Haha are you serious?! Lol.
 
2012-09-29 07:52:06 PM  

ultraholland: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]

There are four faults!


imageshack.us
But you can still count! 
 
2012-09-29 07:54:27 PM  
Ummm God Matrix Code of 188?
With a 90% accuracy rate of quakes above 6.0 give or take a day.
/Seems Legit...
 
2012-09-29 08:01:15 PM  
Hapgood was right.
 
2012-09-29 08:05:36 PM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: Bruce Wayne's Actuary: BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?

Plate tectonics is a myth.

http://www.expanding-earth.org/

This is what Neal Adams actually believes


Belief? I've always assumed:
1) Propose crazy theory
2) ???
3) Profit
 
2012-09-29 08:05:44 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: it's obama's fault


I thought Obama's fault was in Africa?
 
2012-09-29 08:13:28 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: it's obama's fault


No one blames obama for anything, everyone always blames bush.

therefore, it's bush's fault
 
2012-09-29 08:34:15 PM  

sweet-daddy-2: Great Porn Dragon: So we're seeing a baaaaaaaaby rift zone forming? Neat :D

(Yes, folks, continental plates do split on a fairly regular basis--some rifts make it, some don't. The famous Rift Valley in Africa is a rift zone where the African plate is splitting (and you'll probably see an inland sea in about fifty million years in that area); the New Madrid and Wabash fault zones are where the North American plate almost but not quite split a very long time ago (and the reason it's such a seismically active zone is because that region is a failed rift). The niftiness in this is that we may well be seeing a new rift zone forming at the very beginning of its birth, rather than a few million years later (like in Ethiopia) or hundreds of millions of years later (like in Missouri and Illinois and Tennessee).)

Nothing to really panic about unless you happen to live in the rift zone, and then you should just take precautions against earthquakes and/or tsunamis. The Earth is not splitting in two, the Jose Arguelles Dreamspell Newage-Rhymes-With-Sewage MayapocalypseTM is not about to commense. (And yes, I specify pretty much the source of all that "OMFG 2012 IS TEH MAYAN APOCALYPSE!!!11one!" stuff--actual Mayan timekeepers who've kept the Long Count since the Classic Maya era will generally point out that a) 2012 Isn't The End, b) reaching 13 baktuns was a time of renewal and celebration, and c) those screaming "APOCALYPSE!" are, to a one, Doing It Wrong And Did Not Do The Research.) We're just seeing a baaaaaby rift zone, which is something that (on a geological time scale) actually happens pretty darn frequently, and sometimes we even get Madagascars out of it.

Spoil Sport is a better handle for the likes of you.


Ah, never been much on apocalypses--especially since most of this HAS happened before and will happen again, we just have a namegiving species to document it this time around :D (Plus I actually tend to think this sort of stuff is Damn Neat. :D)

And yes, I accidentally forgot Lake Baikal, which is an example of a rift zone that's a bit further along in actually rifting :D
 
2012-09-29 08:46:21 PM  

BoxOfBees: I think that plate tectonics is a theory nearing the end of its life span. Seems to be endlessly complicated and convoluted, with no clear conclusions. Alternatives?


.
.
It's quite simple. The continents are just big piles of shifting dirt. It just looks like they're moving when in reality the wind is just moving dirt particles from point A to point B.
 
2012-09-29 08:56:43 PM  
Earthquake story.
Very scarry. I'm shaking in my shoes!
 
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