Is Plate Tectonics Standing the Test of Time
|Title||Is Plate Tectonics Standing the Test of Time|
Since the theory of plate tectonics was firs proposed thirty years ago, some problems have arisen in this practical application. These call in t question its fundeamental assumptions of horizontal plate motion, hotspot fixity, true polar wander, Panthalassa, and the Earth's constant size while leaving the seafloor spreading and subduction intact. A rapidly expanding earth solves these problems and provides an alternative viewpoint worth reconsidering.