This Site' I have outlined that one of the premises of this
website is the removal of the concept of 'Accretion' as the main
planet forming process ( and its re-interpretation of the origin
of the above rock shields and their subsequent continent pattern
It is generally understood that the Earth, and all celestial bodies,
formed by accretion ( an increase in the mass of a celestial object
by the collection of surrounding interstellar gases by gravity ),
and have always retained their present diameters.
However, If the need for retaining a constant diameter is taken
out of the equation, a free form re-assembly of these original shields
can be done which allows them to determine their own diameter. This
must still, of course, be done with reference to the positioning
and types of fault lines and the 'surface magnetic field' ( the
shields' magnetic striping )
Note: see Astro-physics sub-section ( apss
) for 'Accretion'.