continental drift anyone?

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continental drift anyone?
« on: June 07, 2006, 10:53:41 AM »
Do you Fe people believe in the system of plate tectonics?  Have you heard of the mid atlantic ridge, or the pacific ridge, which creates new seafloor, which inturn pushes the plates that the continents rest on.  Then you have zones of seafloor reduction, like the pacific ring of fire, where seafloor is destroyed.  The continents drift at a rate that is similar to the growth of your fingernails.

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 11:02:58 AM »
Yes.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006, 11:29:57 AM »
Yes I have heard of it, so what?  Are you stating that this would not happen in a FE?  If so, explain yourself.


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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006, 08:25:02 PM »
some time in the future, the continents are going to drift right off the side of the flat earth!!  Why would God create a flawed world like this??

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 08:47:15 PM »
I don't think they will drift off the edge.

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 08:49:21 PM »
thats because your an idiot

and now i ask you to explain 'why' the plates will not fall off the earth?
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 08:57:53 PM »
Quote from: "Jeff Hatfield"
some time in the future, the continents are going to drift right off the side of the flat earth!!  Why would God create a flawed world like this??


Sometime in the future, the sun will become a red giant and all life on Earth will end.  If that is inevitable, why couldn't the plates eventually slide off the Earth?


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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006, 09:02:22 PM »
if you belived in god, you would know his power would prevent the sun from turning into a red giant, and having hte plates fall off the earth aswell, but he would not do something so stupid as to make a flat earth, so we dont have to worry about the plate falling off ok :o
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006, 09:54:19 PM »
Quote from: "Luke_smith64"
if you belived in god, you would know his power would prevent the sun from turning into a red giant, and having hte plates fall off the earth aswell, but he would not do something so stupid as to make a flat earth, so we dont have to worry about the plate falling off ok :o


The sun will go red in about 14 billion years, and it will take at least a few million years for a plate to slide off the Earth.  If you believed in God and read the Bible, you would realize that the rapture would have come and gone long before we see these events.  
Stars going nova and red are integral parts of life on earth.  Our sun is a third generation star.  All the heavy elements that make up the earth and each one of us were created in stars and shot out into space when they exploded.  It happens and will happen again.


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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 01:19:28 AM »
Sorry to diverge off topic and all but on the topic of stars and galaxies....

Why would God go to all the effort of creating the rest of the Universe if he didn't put any life out there?

Couldn't he have just made little spotlights like a couple kilometres above the face of the FE to give the same effect?

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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 08:29:30 AM »
so then what happens in that time period? what is at the end of it all? we all die? that doesnt seem very nice hey
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2006, 12:16:22 PM »
Quote from: "Luke_smith64"
so then what happens in that time period? what is at the end of it all? we all die? that doesnt seem very nice hey


You're the one that brought up religion.  What happpens in the end is really up to what you believe in.  Don't believe in God, then yea, the plates sliding off the earth or the sun going red would be a crappy way to go...


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« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2006, 03:39:20 PM »
Quote from: "Luke_smith64"
so then what happens in that time period? what is at the end of it all? we all die? that doesnt seem very nice hey


If we are still stuck on one planet after all that time, knowing that it will eventually happen, we sort of deserve to die out.  All hail Darwin!!

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« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 03:54:23 PM »
so you believe (and me too) that in the end we'll have moved to a diffrent planet. hopefully by that time we'll have found the secret to immortality so that when we leave on the space shuttle, all you dumb people will relize your wrong  :D
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« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2006, 03:56:50 PM »
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Luke: please reduce your avatar to an inoffensive size (I sent you a PM about this, which you haven't read yet).

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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2006, 07:58:25 PM »
Quote from: "Luke_smith64"
so you believe (and me too) that in the end we'll have moved to a diffrent planet. hopefully by that time we'll have found the secret to immortality so that when we leave on the space shuttle, all you dumb people will relize your wrong  :D


Or right.  We may need to really boost out tech by then, to break through the dome of the sky and escape into whatever is beyond.

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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2006, 08:06:29 PM »
well apperantly we have millions of years to do so, so im not worried
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2006, 02:45:45 AM »
Quote from: "solo"
Sorry to diverge off topic and all but on the topic of stars and galaxies....

Why would God go to all the effort of creating the rest of the Universe if he didn't put any life out there?

Couldn't he have just made little spotlights like a couple kilometres above the face of the FE to give the same effect?


Maybe he plans to move us when our sun explodes, or the continents slide off the 'flat earth'....
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2006, 05:00:00 AM »
The currrent theory says the sun ain't going to explode. The sun will run out of hydrogen to burn, and start burning helium and lithium, and shedding its outer layers. The loss in mass will cause it to swell to a radius the size of earth's current orbit. Luckily, the loss in mass will mean the earth will orbit much further out from the sun than it does today, but the sun will then stop burning, and collapse into a dwarf star. The earth will go into deep freeze, and possible spin off into space. Not so great, but at least we won't be blown to smithereens I suppose...

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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2006, 05:38:02 AM »
Not blown to smithereens, but roasted as the sun expands well out past the Earth's orbit as it becomes a giant star. It will expand long before contracting into a dwarf.
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2006, 06:16:01 AM »
Dysfunction, irishpeter is claiming that the same loss in mass that results in the expansion of the sun will result in a much greater radius of orbit for the earth, which seems to make sense.

So then the earth will never be consumed by the sun, but it will be become barren and inhospitable all the same. I'm going to be very upset when this happens.