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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 56 (1972)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1552

Last Page: 1556

Title: Geophysical Illusions of Continental Drift: GEOLOGICAL NOTES

Author(s): Andrew J. Mantura (2)


The postulated geometric schemes for mobile plates, moving continents, midocean ridges, and convection cells in general are mutually exclusive. Regardless of which scheme of drift, sea-floor spreading, or plate tectonics is adopted, absurd contradictions result. Areas where plate tectonics should be clearly demonstrable--such as Iceland and India--are the very areas where the nonexistence of plate tectonics can be shown clearly and unambiguously. I conclude therefore that the premises of drift are false; that convection does not take place; and that, with so many contradictions and without a mechanism, drift, sea-floor spreading, and plate tectonics are fruitless exercises in nothingness.

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