I must admit i didn't think this would be my first e-mail to the Geotectonics mailing list! I think it was Aristotle (or some other famous person) that said,
'It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it'
In my view this is what science is all about, how else does our understanding grow? I have been pleased to see many replies to this forum discussing this topic and querying the Earth-Tree hypothesis, whilst still encouraging Mr. Suresh (and others) to continue to question the current 'beliefs'. I'm sure the plate tectonic model sounded odd to many people initially. Yet here we are.
However, I am disconcerted that whenever a valid question is raised, all i see are the same arguments coming back. There appears to be no development. Just links to some pictures and a brief description. Therefore, whilst I enjoy open debates this seems to have run its course, unless new supporting arguments are brought forward to move the discussion on.
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Sent: 10 May 2011 15:08
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Subject: Re: fine example
I am new to this forum. The truth is I can not believe what I read.
Is it a good idea to discuss these things?
Best regards to all,
At 15:03 10/05/2011, you wrote:
>I am getting increasingly confused, and I was already confused by
>a few days ago. I am guessing: Are you telling us the Earth is a big
>sphere shaped tree growing outwardly into space? Are you presenting
>that thought as a theory of how the Earth formed/is forming? If this
>is not the case, why are you posting these pictures? what are you
>trying to say? Please come up with something that one can accept as
>a concise hypothesis of how your line of thinking hangs together and
>formulate ways to test the predictions following from your
>hypothesis which would contradict those of plate tectonics for
>example. If this is not something you can do I would recommend to
>read up on the literature or just give up to try to persuade people
>of something (if that is what you are trying to do) in this way
>which I find it seriously, and increasingly, offputting, I am sorry to say.
>On 10/05/2011 13:29, Suresh Bansal wrote:
>>please observe the new snap of fine example of mountain formation
>>on trunk.pls see below link
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