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As the outer layers were cooling faster, they were contracting faster ... and 'squeezing' the plasma of the inner core. This process was putting in place the structure and mechanism of an H-Bomb, on a grand scale.
Over time, the cooling/contracting outer layers of the Earth advanced inwardly ... progressively increasing the constricting pressures bearing upon the core. More and more solidifying matter accreted to the base of the solid mantle, which grew steadily downwards.
As the pressure on and within the core rose, its temperature and density rose. Finally, 180 million years ago, the temperature/pressure/density of the inner core plasma became critical and its hydrogen-isotope molecules fused, to form helium molecules, in a huge chain reaction of radio-activity, causing a thermonuclear explosion which spread throughout the entire core.
The explosion of the core, 180 million years ago, immediately reversed the cooling of the mantle to a heating up of the mantle. There was a huge transfer of energy, from core to mantle, in the form of heat.
Seismic forces caused fissures to open up in the cold upper mantle, and molten matter was forced up to the surface, forming new crustal ocean floors and delivering steam to create ocean waters. The whole mantle started to expand and the surface of the Earth with it.
Over the past 180 million years, Earth's volume has been increasing at a constant rate (cumulatively), and its total density has been reducing at a constant rate ... and its total mass has been unchanged.
E=MC² and, when mass A imparts energy to mass B, it delivers of its mass to B. When the exploding core delivers heat energy to the mantle, it delivers part of its mass to the mantle. Over the past 180 million years, the core has progressively transferred its energy/mass to the mantle.
|Core Radius||Total Earth Radius|
The seismic effects, of the core explosion, are the first to reach the surface, causing huge fissures to open up in the solid crust, through which great magma flows erupt and spurt from the molten mantle under-layers. The core-explosion is of such gigantic magnitude that the whole mantle is forced outwards from the centre: The outer layers expand and rise ... and the total volume and the total surface area expand. The surface lifts and surface gravity drops dramatically.
During the Jurassic period, from 180mya to 135mya, total Earth volume increased by 71% and surface area by 42%. The core expanded to four times its pre-explosion volume, and imparted one-ninth of its energy/mass to the mantle. During this 45 million year period, 19 million square miles of oceans were added to the pre-explosion, all-land surface. Also, 3 million square miles of new land was added.
During the Cretaceous period, from 135mya to 80mya, waters were abundant and the atmosphere became very life-supportive. Organic life developed in great variety and complexity. By 80mya, Earth volume had increased by 200%, from the time of the explosion (180mya). During the 55 million year period (135-80mya), 32 million square miles of oceans and 2 million square miles of land were added. By 80mya, the core had expanded to nineteen times its pre-explosion volume and had imparted one-quarter of its energy/mass to the mantle.
During the Modern period, from 80mya to the present time, waters have become even more abundant and the atmosphere has become even more life-supportive. Present Earth volume is now more than seven times the volume of pre-explosion Earth. Earth's surface now extends over an area 3.8 times that of pre-explosion Earth. During the 80 million year period (80mya-Omya), 89 million square miles of oceans were added, and now oceans cover 71% of the Earth's surface. Now the core has expanded to eighty-four times its pre-explosion volume and has imparted 55% of its energy/mass to the mantle.
The explosion heat is coming ever closer to the surface and now we have 1,200 degrees centigrade at a depth of 100 miles. The heat flux at the mid-ocean construction ridges is high and the oceans are warming up.
The explosion, of 180mya, caused a continuous seaway (the Tethys) to open up between the northern and southern assemblies. The seaway completely separated Africa from Euro-Asia: It continued east, from the Mediterranean, above Arabia, to the Persian Gulf ... and thence eastwards above India (which was separated from Asia at the time of the explosion), beneath south Asia, to join up with the Pacific and then the Atlantic.
The main 'blow-out' area of the explosion was (and still is) the Pacific zone. From its inception, the Pacific ocean-floor construction ridge fed eastwards, exerting great leverage against the west coasts of North America ... to the degree that approximately 7 million square miles of new ocean crust was subducted under these coasts during the 45 million years (180-135mya), following the explosion.
The south to north extension force extracted North America from its pre-explosion position in the old Antarctic assembly. South America was held locked into the African Gulf of Guinea, while North America moved north. The west to east extension force meantime moved North America east over South America ... to the relative positioning of the two American continents which is familiar to us today.
The west to east extension force had a dramatic effect upon the overall relative positioning of the northern and southern assemblies. South Euro-Asia moved 1,500 miles east, relative to North Africa, during the 45 million years following the explosion.
|Percentage Changes of Hemisphere Land|
|Northern Hemisphere||Southern Hemisphere|
Due to the increasing inertial differential, between northern and southern hemisphere lands, the 180-135mya lateral eastward shift of Euro-Asia, relative to North Africa, ceased 135 million years ago. In the modern phase, we now see evidence of some easterly displacement of southern land masses, relative to northern land masses.
The 180-135mya eastward movement of Euro-Asia (relative to North Africa) caused a huge displacement northwards of the European bloc (relative to the Asian bloc) along the Urals line. The Urals continue to function as a zone where major crustal adjustments take place between the European and Asian blocs.
During the Jurassic (180-135mya), large areas of the early Tethys sea floors rose to form new lands along the south Asian coasts ... lands such as Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. These upheavals closed the east-west seaway above Arabia. Meantime, almost two million square miles of new lands were added in northern and north-eastern extensions to Asia, including most of Siberia.
During the 180 million years of the post-explosion period, approximately 105 million square miles of Pacific floors have been created, of which 37 have been subducted and 68 remain. The development was as follows:
|Pacific ocean Floor Development (areas in millions of square miles)|
|Floors Created||Floors Subducted||Floors Remaining|
The more greatly distended low-latitude surface areas move faster, rotationally, than high-latitude surface areas. This phenomenon, whereby equatorial lands move eastwards faster than non-equatorial lands, is known as equatorial precession. The effects of this are very marked in the disposition of Pacific ocean floors. The main Pacific construction ridge exhibits a pronounced equatorial bulge towards the east.
Land masses have greater moments of inertia than equivalent areas of ocean floor. Accordingly, land-crust lags behind ocean-crust, rotationally. Over time, ocean-crust moves east relative to land-crust. This phenomenon is known as ocean-floor precession.
A key geophysical aspect is that surface curvature adjustments, resulting from Earth expansion, are major in large continental crust areas, such as Euro-Asia. These adjustments are made at sub-plate margins, and at peripheral sphenochasms and, isostatically, in crustal depth compensations.
The major, overpowering geophysical force is the lifting/ expansion of the Earth's total surface area, due to the core explosion. This tends to cause rifting and separation of land masses into smaller segments.
During the Permian and Triassic periods, which preceded the explosion of 180mya, the Earth's surface was dry and barren: Gravity was high and conditions generally were unfavourable for the development of organic life. Indeed, most of the life-forms of that time became extinct. The explosion of the core resulted in a vast, beneficial change in living conditions on Earth's surface.
The expansion of the core and mantle caused the Earth's surface to lift and expand. Mean density was reduced and the global radius was extended. The increasing distance of the surface, from Earth-centre, had the effect of continually reducing the gravitational force which life-forms had to contend with.
The new low-gravity conditions enabled the giant dinosaurs to develop and enabled the first birds to fly. Animals could move faster and leap higher, and their general capability was enhanced. Evolutionary parameters were extended physiologically and anatomically.
The whole process of evolution was speeded up after the core explosion. Prior to the explosion, there was insufficient oxygen in atmosphere to support abundant life, and the level of ozone was too low to prevent ultra-violet rays, in the harmful frequency band, from reaching the surface. Life was restricted mainly to the UV protection of shallow waters ... and even these waters became scarce in the period immediately preceding the explosion.
From the time of the explosion until the beginning of civilisation, the natural forces of evolution held sway. During this 180 million year period, organic life flourished and the number and complexity of species multiplied to an astonishing degree. In particular, conditions were ideally suited to the development of a great variety of land-based animals. The strong survived in the profuse biosphere and the weak succombed. This was the 'law of the jungle' regime, upon which organic evolution was predicated.
The 'law of the jungle' regime prevailed until the beginnings of human civilisation, 10,000 years ago. Then, mankind started to plant crops and to husband livestock ... started to store grain and to fortify villages and to dig wells.
|Time Table Of Evolution|
|Million years ago|
|4,600||Formation of Earth|
|3,300||First one-celled organisms|
|2,300||Development of blue-green algae|
|1,300||First DNA inheritance|
|700||First multi-celled organisms|
|180||Core explosion - Renaissance begins|
|180-150||Dinosaurs. First birds. First mammals. Lizards, crocodiles, sharks, turtles, bivalve molluscs, ammonites, trees and flowering plants. Corals flourish|
|150-70||Giant dinosaurs. Flowering plants and insects flourish|
|70-40||Mammalian species multiply in number and variety: The primates evolve about 40mya|
|40-2||The age of the mammals continues: Primitive Man-apes evolve about 2mya|
|Thousand years ago|
|500||Advent of Pithecanthropus Erectus|
|250||Advent of Neanderthal Man|
|40||Advent of Cromagnon Man (modern man)|
|10||Planting of cereal crops and domestication of animals. Civilisation begins|
Instead of relying mainly upon hunter/gatherer activities to produce energy (food, fuel, clothing etc.), men began to rely increasingly upon more intelligent and rewarding activities. The resultant population increase was staggering: Here are the figures:
|Year||Estimated Human Population (millions)|
The close proximity of members of urban populations has been accompanied by a growing sense of community and communal responsibility. Socialistic and welfare doctrines have largely nullified the laws of the jungle. The modus operandi, of the old process of evolution, has become inoperative as far as the human species is concerned. Warfare now often kills off the fittest, and welfare often nurtures and multiplies the least fit.
In view of mankind's limited future earthly span, it is pointless to devote over-much attention to conservation efforts. Although we should take reasonable care of the environment, we should not proceed with high-cost conservation measures which would reduce living standards.
Atmospheric ozone is extremely valuable and life-supportive. It absorbs solar heat and prevents it from reaching the surface, and it helps to prevent cool air layers from escaping. Ozone prevents much of the ultra-violet solar radiation from reaching the biosphere. Excessive ultra-violet exposure is life-threatening, to all organic forms.
By catalytic reaction, one molecule of CFC (chloro-fluorocarbon), released into atmosphere, may destroy up to one hundred thousand (100,000) molecules of ozone, before the CFC is finally neutralised.
Increasing surface heat and increasing surface radiation, resulting from the core explosion, may be directly monitored at the mid-ocean construction ridges ... particularly at the south-eastern Pacific construction ridge.
Earthquakes are largely confined to quaternary volcanoes and adjacent areas: Most of these volcanoes are located in the Pacific zone. (Note: The quaternary period covers the last two million years.)
Most of our astronomical data is many years old: Our relatively up-to-date information is confined to the solar system. Data from the nearest star is 4.3 years old ... and, of course, data from distant galaxies is many millions of years old. We may have risk-exposure, by reason of our lack of current data.
Earth expansion will cause increased volcanism and crustal adjustments, worldwide. The subduction under North America, of the north-eastern Pacific construction ridge, has frustrated outflows of magma from the expanding interior of the Earth. In addition to increased volcanic and seismic activity in western North America, compensating magma pressure has now built up around the western Pacific 'rim of fire' ... resulting in increased volcanism and seismic adjustments, from the Aleutians to Indonesia.
Volcanic ash emissions have a cooling effect on the lower atmosphere and a heating effect on the upper atmosphere, substantially altering the temperature differential between the upper and lower atmospheres and decreasing the propensity of lower layers of air to rise and cool and to precipitate rain.
There is normally only a weak interchange of air across the Equator in the lower atmosphere. However, when El Niño is operating, northern hemisphere volcanic dust emissions may be carried down, across Australia, by the winds of the southern oscillation, to New Zealand.
By reason of the effects of Greenhouse gases, ozone depletion and volcanism, the biosphere will become less life-supportive ... and this at a time when world population is rising. We are entering a period when a large proportion of the world's peoples will come under major stress.
Land volcanoes erupt and develop where ocean plates subduct under continental plates. Volcanic island arcs were adjacent to continental land masses at the time of their initial development. Volcanic island arcs, which have developed over the last 65 million years, include Macquarie, Tonga-Kermadec, Fiji, New Hebrides, Solomans, Marianas and the Aleutians. That volcanism has increased over the past 2 million years, indicates that land masses are increasingly frustrating the development of new crust by the expanding Earth.
Temperature increases with depth at one degree C for each 300 feet of depth: As depth becomes greater, the temperature increases less rapidly. At a depth of 100 miles, the temperature is well above surface melting point for all known rocks.
Rocks more than 100 miles deep are, however, not generally molten for, as pressure increases with depth, the melting point of rock rises. Increasing pressure at greater depths raises the melting point of rock faster than the temperature increases.
As new oceanic crust was formed, to accommodate expanding Earth volume, it welled up at ocean construction ridges adjacent to land masses and pushed out new magma to each side of the ridges. The new ocean floor, on the land mass side, accreted to the land mass plate. An example is the action of the mid-Atlantic construction ridge. The present ridge may be seen to follow the contours of the coast of western Europe and Africa. Ocean crust to the east of the ridge has become part of the Eurasian plate in the north and has become part of the African plate in the south.
Where new magma is unable to accrete to its adjacent land mass (in that the ridge has no surface room in which to spread and/or the adjacent land mass does not move to make room for the spreading) it subducts under its adjacent land mass. An example of this is the subduction of the Forex plate under the west coast of North America.
The Pacific, as the main blow-out area (see 922), generates the most construction activity. The core explosion has manifested in a greater level of new crust formation over the past two million years ... and this has been marked by a great increase of volcanism around the rim of the Pacific.
Although ozone depletion is worst in late winter, less ultraviolet gets through than in summer, when the ozone loss is less serious. The sun angle is so low in winter that the UV passes through more ozone then than during summer when there is less depletion.
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