The Earth’s Crust will Move

The Earth's Crust will Move

The Earth's Crust will Move

"In a
polar region there is a continual deposition of
ice, which is not symmetrically distributed about the pole. The
earth's rotation acts on these unsymmetrically deposited
masses (of ice), and produces centrifugal momentum that is
transmitted to the rigid crust of the earth. The constantly
increasing centrifugal momentum produced in this way will, when
it has reached a certain point, produce a movement of the
earth's crust over the rest of the earth's body, and will
displace the polar regions toward the equator." Albert
Einstein

The shift in the Earth's crust was as sudden as it was
devastating. It moved with such deadly force, with such
overwhelming ferocity that it caught everything in its path
unaware and unsuspecting. It came like a great white shark from
the ocean depths its jaws open wide ready to close on its victim.
Nothing signified its approach, nothing warned of its
danger.

Like a thief in the night, the deadly force moved, secretly and
silently, propelled by centrifugal forces, its primeval power
multiplying in strength, multiplying in intensity and with ever
increasing velocity it carried its deadly power encased in the
frigid ice of the poles, and with a suddenness born of seeming
desperation, it tore the planets rigid crust asunder. There was a
moment of seeming indecision, and then the earth virtually
ignited in angry response as volcanos erupted and deadly
earthquakes shook the globe.

The cataclysm came literally out of the blue, shattering the
earth's crust and driving the ocean into a maelstrom of death
as the waters, riling in rage, burst across the land in 100 foot
waves that afforded no warning to the inhabitants, no mercy for
the living. A great civilization was reduced to rubble. With the
passage of time only a legend of the dream of the Golden Age that
had been remained in the minds of those who survived. Those that
could had sought protection in the hills, others, less fortunate
but no less determined, fought it out with nature with a courage
born of desperation. Few prevailed, but those that did wandered
the ruins like wild children. They had been stripped of their
basic necessities and their dreams of tomorrow that their
civilization had provided. Bewildered, their trust in God, in
Nature, and even in their fellow man, shattered, yet driven by
the instinct to survive, they began the task of forging a living
from what remained, knowing nothing of what tomorrow would bring!
It would be many years, and countless aftershocks, before the
event was over, so, without choice, they lived minute by minute
with an anxiety born of panic, wondering, always wondering, if,
or when, the earth would shift again.

Dramatic? Perhaps, but no less true. Newly published evidence
that is as exciting as any Hollywood disaster script, or a
synopsis of an historical geological event that transpired in
remote antiquity, demonstrates that there was a geological
Armageddon of such magnitude that it is almost beyond
comprehension. Catastrophic earth changes of this magnitude have
been a part of earth's history since time began, and with no
less certainty they will be a part of its future. So as
unpleasant as it may seem, it behoves us to take an investigative
look at the theories that have attempted to explain these great
periods of global death and extinction. Strangely, few theories
have come from the orthodox community, but those that have are
better characterized as let-me-guess theories that seem to answer
nothing. The more effectual efforts have come from a few
seriously dedicated authors who have picked up the reins from
Professor Charles H. Hapgood and have advanced his work to the
level of a working model.

Many readers will identify with Professor Hapgood for the
cautious and comprehensive manner that he drafted his landmark
books, Earth's Shifting Crust, (1958); Maps of the Ancient
Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age,
(1966); and The Path of the Pole, (1970). Professor Hapgood is
perhaps better known to the geophysical community for having laid
out the hard evidence, as indeed many modern researchers are now
coming to realize, that the science we see at the dawn of
recorded history was not science at its dawning, but represents
the remnants of the science of some great and as yet untraced
civilization. In my own book on this subject, 5/5/2000, Ice: The
Ultimate Disaster, I sought to answer the many questions that
were before me by inviting other professionals to share their
thoughts through interviews that I replicate for the reader. The
beautiful thing about an interview is that they solicit
spontaneous responses that often express a deeper meaning than if
the words had been prepared in advance for publication. Some of
the interviews were so thoroughly thought provoking that I felt
exhilarated by the experience, and would sit quietly for long
periods afterward just wondering:

From where did the marvels of this earth, of this incredible
world, originate? Reflecting on this, one questions...how
accurate are we in our belief that one continent, Pangea, broke
up and dispersed its part? And how accurate are we in our belief,
though there is no modern analogue, that 17,000 years ago,
glacial ice began to form in the temperate climates of the
mid-latitudes as an onset to the Ice Ages? And how accurate are
we in our belief that a 5000 mile front of ice could retreat
thousands of miles northward with no other earth change being
apparent. There is no modern analogue for events of this
magnitude! Do mountains form, and rivers run, again, for reasons
that have no modern analogue?

How is it that every natural phenomenon that we are in witness to
today has no analogue known to science? Nothing seems to be
caused by anything that we are the least bit familiar with! Why
is this the case? Why, when we're confronted with the
overwhelming geological evidence that this insidious calamity has
destroyed our ancestral civilizations on more than one occasion,
haven't we learned the cause? Have we become so
sophisticated, so arrogant in our thinking, that we feel immune?
Or have we, mankind, not wanting to face the horrifying truth of
surging waters, chosen instead, like the Lotus-Eaters of Greek
mythology who ate of the fruit of the lotus, forgotten our past
and live now in blissful indolence? Whichever the case, whether
its arrogance, or indolence, the cause has eluded identification
and has solicited silence. But silence, as the universal refuge,
has become insufficient because the question: "What could
cause these hideous calamities?" thunders forth demanding an
answer. In the paragraphs ahead, we will seek an answer to this
geological mystery. We will seek the cause.

In, Gemini, and the Great Pyramid, by James Bowles, who, in
addressing these very same wonders, wrote:
"There have always been differing views...some authors,
following a course of evolution, have found evidence of slow
movements of the continents and the gradual evolution of life
forms. Others, differing from this course, formulated a role for
catastrophic intervention that usurped the tranquillity of the
planet in brief episodes of chaos. Different as these views are
we might conclude that they found their origin in worlds apart.
But how is that possible? They all used the same geological and
fossil evidences...after all there is but one! Then how did they
separate in view and come to opposite conclusions?"

In answer, Bowles quotes R. J. Campbell:
"If the intellect were thoroughly reliable there ought to be
no room for differences. But unfortunately it is not, so, two
individuals both intelligent and both conscientious, may form
diametrically opposite judgements from exactly the same
evidence."

If Campbell is right, and instinct assures me that he is, than
perhaps the philosophic differences between the proponents of
gradual evolution, a theory modernly coupled with
Uniformitarianism, and those of the catastrophic earth-change
camp, or Catastrophism, though seemingly worlds apart, may not be
one so much of fact, as perception. Initial acceptance of this as
a rudimentary truth could bring us to a point of agreement, on
one issue at least, that being that it should be outside of the
realm of debate, as this author reminds us, that there is but a
single set of cultural, geological and fossil evidences in
existence for any of us to explore [or exploit]! That accepted as
a basic truth, we can reasonably take the next step and find a
second point of agreement based on the original premise; this
being that the philosophic difference between Uniformitarianism
and Catastrophism is not one based on fact but of
interpretation.

These facts or perception queries, are not new to this article.
They were originally submitted by the most noted of all
authorities on this matter, the very same British biologist who
gave up his own biological research to champion Darwin's
theory of evolution, Professor Thomas Henry Huxley, (1825-1879).
So, in acknowledging the impeccable credentials of this most
noted scientist, I humbly submit that few modern day biologists,
or earth science researchers, would likely withhold agreement
with the Professor, who in 1869 addressed the Geological Society
with the proposition that catastrophe was part and parcel with
uniformity. Huxley wrote:

To my mind there appears to be no sort of theoretical antagonism
between Catastrophism and Uniformitarianism; on the contrary, it
is very conceivable that catastrophes may be a part and parcel of
uniformity.

Let me illustrate my case by analogy. The working of a clock is a
model of uniform action. Good timekeeping means uniformity of
action. But the striking of a clock is essentially
catastrophe.

The hammer might be made to blow up a barrel of gunpowder, or
turn on a deluge of water, and by proper arrangement the clock,
instead of marking the hours, might strike all sorts of irregular
intervals, never twice alike in the intervals, force or numbers
of its blows.

Nevertheless, all these irregular and apparently lawless
catastrophes would be the result of an absolutely Uniformitarian
action, and we might have two schools of clock theorists, one
studying the hammer and the other the pendulum.

So if uniformity and catastrophe, rather than being the
antagonists that perception has separated into evolutionary and
creationist camps, became the new paradigm of agreement instead,
what specific action would it take to bring the metaphorical
hammer & pendulum into synchronous motion so that the
pendulum, in laying out the passage of geological time, was
coordinated with the striking of the geographical patterned
hammer? A unification theory perhaps?

There have been various attempts at unification, but each has
failed, largely, I suggest, because insufficient consideration
has ever been given to the fact that Nature's Laws are in
control of the motions of the hammer & the pendulum; but
scientists don't know what laws these may be, or where to
look, or where to go or what to do to find out, and so to this
very day, these laws remain undefined. The hammer & the
pendulum parable that we have been discussing here, so that we
keep it fresh in our minds, is about the earth sciences. We are
talking about the formation of continents, of mountains, of the
re-establishment of stagnant rivers to their primeval heights. We
are talking about earthquakes, volcanos, and the earth's
magnetic field. We are talking about catastrophic episodes that
have churned the crust into a menagerie of the dead. We are
noting the fact that nothing is original; every particle of the
earth's crust has been re-cycled. The evidence is so
pervasive that its very presence is proof in itself of
catastrophe. There can be but scant debate on this issue, for the
entire expanse of the crust's upper layers, top to bottom,
side to side, is one huge grave yard.

The remains, which number in the tens of millions, are
interspersed in the tundras of the North, the caves and fissures
of the mid-latitudes, and the sedimentary rock of the continental
and ocean basins! Fossil and un-fossilized, bone and tissue,
human and animal. There are sea shells buried on mountain tops
and trees standing upright on the ocean floor. There have been
crustal fissure openings of such dimension that the hot magmas
flowed so freely as to cover thousands of square miles of
Washington, Oregon, and Idaho in the United States with lava
hundreds of feet thick in a region called the Columbia Plateau.
The lava floods of India, known as the Deccan Traps, spilled an
incredible 480,000 cubic miles of lava across the earth. Another,
twice the size of Alaska and over 25 miles thick, called the
Ontong Java Plateau, lies on the ocean floor near the Solomon
islands, and similar fields are found in Siberia and elsewhere,
and across it all lies the undisguised evidence of glacial
scouring.

There are other natural events whose explanation are outside of
the scope of orthodoxy. Not the least of which is the origin of
earthquakes, volcanos, the magnetic field, the Ice Ages, fossils
on mountain tops and trees on ocean bottoms, sandy ocean beaches
at 15,000 foot elevations, ancient coral in northern ocean
waters, and one of the most obvious of all, the terrain around
lake Titicaca in the Peruvian Andes. Here, in the history of Lake
Titicaca, lies one of the best records of catastrophic earth
change in existence. The Lake, about 140 miles long by 70 wide,
is situated 360 miles east, as the crow flies, of Nasca, and lies
right on the border between Peru and Bolivia at an elevation of
about 12,500 feet. Graham Hancock, author of the best selling,
Fingerprints of the Gods, tells the story, which I
paraphrase:

Though now more than two miles above sea level, the area around
Lake Titicaca is littered with millions upon millions of
fossilized sea shells. This suggests that at some stage the whole
of the Altiplano was forced upwards from the sea bed. It has
retained, until the present day, an ocean marine rather than
fresh water fish and crustacea...the lake’s extent appears
to have fluctuated enormously, indicated by the existence of an
ancient strand line visible on much of the surrounding
terrain...

Much harder to explain is the irrefutable evidence that the city
of Tiahuanaco, [pronounced
T‘´a-wa-nö´kÇ] was once a port,
complete with extensive docks, and is now] marooned about twelve
miles south of the lake and more than 100 feet higher than the
present shore line.

Dr. Albert Einstein wrote the Forward to Professor Charles H.
Hapgood's book, Earth's Shifting Crust. One sentence, in
reference to a crustal shift, should be repeated today:
"I think this rather astonishing, even fascinating, idea
deserves the serious attention of anyone who concerns himself
with the theory of earth's development."

Hapgood's extraordinary ability to marshal data from many
diverse fields and put the information into a comprehensive and
understandable form, make his books, Earth's Shifting Crust,
Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization
in the Ice Age, and The Path of the Pole, an excellent library
resource for both reference and casual, exciting, reading. In
these books, Hapgood, and other distinguished scholars like him,
collaborate on a world scale, connecting bodies of knowledge,
which to other minds would have been lost, abandoned, or
destroyed today. Anyone who concerns himself with geology, or
history, will find these invaluable works a riveting read.

There are few records extant prior to six thousand years ago.
What we have instead, thanks to the great book burners of
history, are legends, myths and folklore of cultures world wide,
which curiously agree as to past watery conflagrations and pole
shifts. Common sense dictates that we should attempt to determine
at what point in the future we may expect another visit. How
close in geological time are we to the next striking of The
Hammer? I am reminded by these thoughts of an appeal, "...to
follow one's instincts to ask and to question," that
Charles H. Hapgood made in his book, The Path of the Pole:

"Let me say a final word to the students, the young men and
woman in our colleges and high schools: The mysteries of the
earth beckon to you. What man now knows is little enough, and
most of his general concepts in every field are vitiated by the
artificial concepts he has created to cover his ignorance. These
concepts must be destroyed. One tool exists that can accomplish
this destruction, and this tool is in your hands. It is simply
curiosity - the instinct to ask and to question. It should be
kept sharp and used without mercy."

5/5/2000, Ice: The Ultimate Disaster, by Richard Noone.
Published by Randon House, Value Press, ISBN 0609 800671

Update

The following lines were transcribed by a Nexus reader who
smuggled them out of the Mitchell Library in Sydney, Australia,
where they were kept under lock and key, deemed
'unsuitable' for public viewing. They are purported to be
the work of Ursula Sontheil, born in Norfolk in 1488 she is
probably better known today as Mother Shipton. We leave you to
draw your own conclusions:

When pictures seem alive with movement free
When boats like fishes swim beneath the sea...

The tides will rise beyond their ken
To bite away the shores, and then
The mountains will begin to roar
And earthquakes split the plain to shore.

And flooding waters, rushing in
Will flood the lands with such a din
That mankind cowers in muddy fen
And snarls about his fellow men...

And in some far-off distant land
Some men - oh such a tiny band
Will leave their solid mount
And span the Earth, those few to count

Who survives this (unreadable) and then
Begin the human race again.
But not on lands already there
But on ocean beds, stark, dry and bare.

...Not every land on earth will sink
But these will wallow in stench and stink
Of rotting bodies of beast and man
Of vegetation crisped on land.

But the land that rises from the sea
Will be dry and clean and soft and free
Of mankind's dirt and therefore be
The source of man's new dynasty.

...Mother Shipton.

"There are two water serpents, one at each pole with a
warrior sitting on his head and tail. These
command nature to warn us by her activities that time is getting
short and we must correct ourselves. If we refuse to heed these
warnings the warriors will let go of the serpants, they will rise
up, and all will perish."
Ancient American Indian, Hopi
Prophecy

Whilst the theory outlined in the article above may well be
valid, the date proposed 5-5-00, has already come and gone
without event. However, December 23, 2012 is a much more likely
contender for the event. Marked on the ancient Mayan calenders it
was said to signal the end of the "fourth world" and
the begining of the next.