Following is a basic overview of my
expansion / contraction model. It does not deal with oceans, atmosphere
or the interior, simply the crust.
It is built on most of the basic facts, and interpretations thereof,
established by contemporary plate-tectonics. It differs from the
older 'Expanding Earth' models in the main pattern of continent
movement that it suggests. Key to this pattern is the three plates
of the Central and South American sea-beds, and the idea that they
act as a 'hinge' which pushes the two American continents apart
to almost 180 degrees, their land-masses having once been folded
back and joined along their west coasts ( effectively closing the
Pacific Ocean ).
The three plates in question are the Nazca, Cocos and Caribbean
As you will see this concept is supported by the basic information
about the Earth's crust, including its magnetic field ( although
it offers an alternative interpretation of certain compressional
areas ). It runs contrary to present plate-tectonic models, which
are made on a constant diameter, and resurrects a question raised
by the earlier expanding and contracting Earth models - what is
going on inside to cause expansion?
I have also introduced a concept which I refer to as 'mirror-plating',
which you wll find in section 9 through 15.
But first let me begin with the object which I 'found' via these
plates, and which led me to the overall hypothesis of this site.