Is Plate Tectonics Standing the Test of Time

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Scientific Paper
Title Is Plate Tectonics Standing the Test of Time
Author(s) Oakley Shields
Keywords expanding earth
Published 1997
Journal None


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.