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    There were many plates within the landmass would be my guess. Geology isn't my strong point.
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    25 Aug '06 14:53
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    not possible, as continental drift involves the whole earth.
    Looks like geology might not be your strong point either.

    A simple layman like me can understand that "one landmass" does not mean "one tectonic plate".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectonic_plate
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    25 Aug '06 22:42
    Originally posted by David C
    Looks like geology might not be your strong point either.

    A simple layman like me can understand that "one landmass" does not mean "one tectonic plate".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tectonic_plate
    good comeback.
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    The plates are capable of going under and over each other at the edges. Thus the landmasses on top of them can come into contact.
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    Originally posted by 7ate9
    when did i say that?
    Right about here:

    Originally posted by 7ate9
    not possible, as continental drift involves the whole earth.


    Maybe I'm just too simple to understand your objection, then. Could you clarify?
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    Originally posted by 7ate9
    indeed
    i think "7" ate your brain too.
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    The plates are variable. They grow and reduce over time, and their boundaries and edges vary too.
    With one super continent you can imagine faults and weak spots throughout the continent - as we have today at many places. With teh constant pressure of convection currents cycling underneath, some of these weak spots break and the continent itself breaks apart - not neatly like a cut, but in bits and pieces over a very, very long time.
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    26 Aug '06 04:111 edit
    Originally posted by 7ate9
    indeed
    Thats some clarification you thought up there.
    Just out of curiosity, Do you have some motive for bringing up this subject in Spirituality?
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    Anyone realize that scientists think there used to be one giant continent. Can someone refresh my memory of the name? Was when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
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    Originally posted by pizzintea
    Anyone realize that scientists think there used to be one giant continent. Can someone refresh my memory of the name? Was when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
    Actually it was before the time they started, about 400
    million years ago, I think that was the last time the continents all banged together. If I am not mistaken, it's also not the first time they whacked together. Its kind of like dust on a soap bubble, you can see how those dust particles slide around, just on a teeny bit faster time scale. Here is a link:
    http://cas.bellarmine.edu/tietjen/Ec&Ev_Distance_learning/Hell/geologic_time.htm
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    Originally posted by sonhouse
    Actually it was before the time they started, about 400
    million years ago, I think that was the last time the continents all banged together. If I am not mistaken, it's also not the first time they whacked together. Its kind of like dust on a soap bubble, you can see how those dust particles slide around, just on a teeny bit faster time scale. Here is a link:
    http://cas.bellarmine.edu/tietjen/Ec&Ev_Distance_learning/Hell/geologic_time.htm
    What does this mean then?
    http://www.isgs.uiuc.edu/faq/dino-faqs/pdq207.html
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    Originally posted by pizzintea
    Anyone realize that scientists think there used to be one giant continent. Can someone refresh my memory of the name? Was when dinosaurs roamed the earth.
    Pangaea
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    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Pangaea
    Why is it sometimes spelled pangea and pangaea?

    Edit : Also thanks
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    Originally posted by pizzintea
    Why is it sometimes spelled pangea and pangaea?

    Edit : Also thanks
    Like I said, it happened more than once, around 400 million BC and again at 225 mil. Thats when dino's got started, the second time around. It could happen again in another couple hundred million years also, not that anyone would be around to see it!
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    Originally posted by pizzintea
    Why is it sometimes spelled pangea and pangaea?

    Edit : Also thanks
    Why is colour sometimes spelt color?

    The vagaries of the english language ...
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