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[Creationist Plate Tectonics]

Evolutionists declare that at some earlier time in earth history the continents were all joined together. Citing certain evidence which they believe indicates this, they have decided that the continents moved into their present locations from a mythical, single massive continent. This theory is called "continental drift."

The outstanding evidence for continental drift is the manner in which the coastal outline of eastern South America appears to somewhat match that of the west coast of Africa. Other continental outline matches have also been devised, but, as a rule, they require greater stretches of the imagination to work out. Continental match may not sound like very outstanding scientific evidence, especially since continents have to be twisted around a bit to make them even partly match. But this remains one of the best evidences that the continental drift advocates have to offer.

Flood geology can explain continental match quit adequately—and without having to resort to far-fetched ideas of continents traveling sideways thousands of miles! Prior to the Flood there were only broad rivers and shallow seas. The continents were close together and joined at that earlier time, except for shallow, river—like, narrow seas which may have been between them. As the seas filled and continents rose, some of these original outlines may have remained in match—just as the two sides of a river will match in outline. Matching of continental borders has been a primary reason why continental drift was initially accepted by scientists. But *Corliss explains that the "matching coastlines" proof is no proof at all.

"Continental Drift, once anathema and now enshrined, faces scores of technical objections. To illustrate one class of objections, it has been noted that many continents fit together well regardless of where they now 'float.' Australia, for example, We wall info the U.S. East Coast Like evolution, Continental Drift seems to explain too many things too superficially." —*William Corliss, Unknown Earth: A Handbook of Geologic Enigmas (1980)

Vance Ferrell, William Corliss, evolution-facts.org 61 Comments [8/22/2009 2:07:12 PM]
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dpareja

Somehow I doubt that either part of your website name accurately describes its content.

8/22/2009 2:12:28 PM

aaa

Did it hurt when you pulled this out of your ass?

8/22/2009 2:18:32 PM

Nathan the Wise

Well, actually, the outstanding evidences for continental drift are the matching strata in formerly joined continents, and, perhaps more pertinently, that it is still happening and you can measure it. But don't let facts get in your way. Not to mention that geology is not evolution.

As for your version ... if there were no deep seas prior to Ye Floode, where did all the deep sea creatures live?

8/22/2009 2:18:35 PM

John

The outstanding evidence for continental drift is the manner in which the coastal outline of eastern South America appears to somewhat match that of the west coast of Africa.

No. The outstanding evidence for continental drift is that it's still happening. It can be measured by interferometry. The rate of drift between North America and Europe is about 17mm per year. The sediment in the Atlantic goes from thicker near the continents to near zero at the ridge where the expansion is happening - exactly what you'd expect if the continents were moving apart and exactly the opposite of what you'd expect if they were deposited by one big flood. Radiometric dating gives the same results: older rocks at the continents, younger in the middle. Plus there's the magnetic reversal data. Quadruple coincidence?

8/22/2009 2:49:34 PM

rw23

And this, children, is how not to try to make your point. You can't argue against quantifiable evidence like this.

8/22/2009 3:11:50 PM

Philbert McAdamia

As the seas filled and continents rose,
(Just popped up like corks)

just as the two sides of a river will match in outline.
(Because, as any fool knows, river banks run exactly parallel)

many continents fit together well regardless of where they now 'float.'
(Yeah, like corks. I told you so)

Australia, for example, We wall info the U.S. East Coast Like evolution, Continental Drift
(Huh? I think readng this shit is making me stupid 'cause I can't make any sense of this line at all)

8/22/2009 3:12:35 PM

Doubting Thomas

So, if I read this correctly, continental drift is impossible unless there was a global flood about 5000 years ago?

Seriously, now you're arguing against continental drift? Is there any branch of science fundies won't try to disprove?

8/22/2009 3:13:53 PM

Blackvoice

Pangea is too awesome for the fundie mind.

8/22/2009 3:17:17 PM

Mr Blur

WTF?


8/22/2009 3:24:25 PM

Mihangel apYrs

all
forgive me, I'm sighly pissed and totally fed up with these wastes of oxygen:

believe what particular fairy tale you like, just don't expect to be taken seriously us by normals

so FOADIAF

8/22/2009 3:30:04 PM

Clown

Let me see if I got this right: slow measurable movement of continents over billions of years is somehow less possible than "Continents can't move. There were no deep seas and oceans, only shallow water. And that shallow water became very deep during 40 days of heavy rain. Then, all those immovable continents moved like soap bubbles during one year. Then they stopped. Magically. And there's no evidence of that, but in this book here"?
So, I can't walk for 2,5 hours and do 15 km distance but if I ask my dad real nice then I'll suddenly be able to run the same distance in 9, 58 seconds? Is that what you are trying to say?
Edit: 2,5 hours not 25. Damn bread crumbs under the keys!

8/22/2009 3:30:48 PM

GodotIsWaiting4U

No, there's more.

The subduction of the Pacific plate.

The spreading of the Atlantic plate.

The increasing height of the Himalayas.

To name a few.

8/22/2009 3:31:40 PM



What do you expect?. From the same guys who think that earthquakes and tsunamis, and possibly volcanic activity if there were some lately, are a punishment of God.

8/22/2009 3:36:39 PM

Fanatic-Templar

Biology, geology... what's the difference?

8/22/2009 3:45:49 PM

Osiris

Of course. Those Brachiasaurus just swam across the Atlantic ocean. That's why we have fossils of them both in Colorado and Tanzania.

8/22/2009 4:05:48 PM

Tindalos

Beyotch...


8/22/2009 4:35:56 PM

jadehawk

uh, "continental drift" is a fact; we can measure the movements of continents. the theory you're thinking of is "plate tectonics"

8/22/2009 5:04:01 PM

WMDKitty

dpareja nailed it in one.

8/22/2009 5:04:05 PM

Blue J

Citing certain evidence which they believe indicates this

See, if you'd actually go out and read about the "certain evidence" that they have, you'd realize that there's a whole lot more evidence for plate tectonics than the fact that the continents "look like they fit together."

8/22/2009 5:41:15 PM

Semi-Christian

This is so incredibly stupid that a 12 year old would be able to spot flaws in it.

8/22/2009 5:51:13 PM

Pacal

Say after me-

SEA FLOOR SPREADING

8/22/2009 5:57:18 PM




8/22/2009 6:09:18 PM



Citing certain evidence which they believe indicates this,...

Yep, Wegener got the ball rolling, but it took until after his death for the various 'evidences' to coalesce. It's always easier somehow to believe modern geologists than ancient goat herders.

8/22/2009 6:21:35 PM

Headache

aaa said:

Did it hurt when you pulled this out of your ass?


Nope!

It's more or less a permanent parking spot for his head...

8/22/2009 6:28:38 PM

Priestling

You cite a source from THIRTY YEARS AGO.

You fail even harder than usual.

8/22/2009 8:31:25 PM
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