16 August 2012

Someday Minnesota will have ocean beaches

I like this new geography, with the Upper Midwest states now bordering on a new Gulf of New Madrid, and just a short drive north is an immense Hudson Bay.  I snapped the screencap during this video  -

- which depicts one possible outcome of the movement of tectonic plates.


  1. What I find fascinating about the shift is the absorption of Australia into the Eurasian continent.

    1. I was wondering where it went; I didn't see it go.

  2. The Norwegians who stay in Wisconsin might be living on fjords again, like their ancestors did.

  3. Is 100 million years enough time for Humans to die out, and some other life form evolve to dominance?
    Just think of all the stuff we will have left behind.

  4. It is interesting that in Genesis 10:25 it says, "And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan." The name "Peleg" actually means "division." This is, of course, just a couple of chapters after the world-wide flood of Noah's time (although, I don't know the amount of actual years that had passed). I can easily see the dynamics of a world-wide flood wreaking havoc on the tectonic plates of earth! As Genesis 7:11 describes this flood it says, "the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened." This cataclysmic event provided the circumstances and the force to move continents, create the Grand Canyon, preserve mastodons in the act of eating, create millions of fossils, and probably make much of the oil that is found in the earth.
    Okay . . . I'm ready for the rotten tomatoes! :D

  5. I think it's Ok to believe in God as well as the theory of plate Tektonics.
    There are those who may disagree. Bless their hearts.

  6. I'd really like to see a more interactive version that allows the user not only to step forward and back in time at will, but also to rotate the globe in order to see the earth at any stage from any perspective. Of course, going all the way back to the Precambrian (as this video does) is an absolute must.

    I trust that if you ever find such a thing, you'd post it.

  7. Adrian, that's a dream of mine too. I'd also love it to double as a timeline of history. What the environment and creatures were like at various points along the transitions. Leading into disbursement of humans and evolving cultures (all crammed in at the end, of course).


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