Hey, you saw it here first, and don’t let any of those hoity-toity geologists and scientists tell you that they came up with it first. The date is 03/10/2011, and the time is 07:24 PM Eastern Standard Time.
Ok, so here is my big discovery….
The great mountain ranges around the world did not form over millions of years by moving only a half inch per year. Nope. They happened in one great big, ginormous magnatude … what …. 20? …. earthquake which took maybe days, or even hours to complete. Sounds crazy, right? But thanks to the snow and my 40 year Englert Standing Seam Roof, and the fact that I work in a small office on the second floor of the house, I realized
that this is precicely how it happened. Oh, and a big shout out to the Science channel for putting together some awesome shows which talk about Plate Tectonics.
Alright, so what am I talking about? Well, I was sitting here working, minding my own business, and listening to Joy Valencia (who is just plain amazing) when I kept hearing this very low thumping sound. I would stop the music, and everything would be silent. Then I’d start the music back up, only to hear this very low, almost sub-sonic thumping sound. Over and over I kept starting and stopping the music (sorry Joy, but I eventually went back and listened uninterrupted again) until finally I just stopped it and listened.
It took a while, but then I heard it again… fffump… 10 seconds…. fffffump… 15 seconds…. ffffump….
I realized it was the 20 inches of new snow that had fallen a couple of days ago just creeping along on the roof. Each ffffump…. was the entire roof load of snow advancing forward by just a centimeter. I’ve stood outside and watched this phenomenon and you can actually see how the snow starts to buckle on itself, similar to mountain ranges and how they describe how it happened over millions of years and you can see a little mini version – a microcosm if you will – of what it must have been like 120 million years ago when the Rocky Mountains were just forming.
But I digress (as is my wont). Actually, you’ll probably see that line – But I digress – on pretty much any blog post I make because, well, I have a tendency to digress.
So the 20 inches of new snow was being affected by the rise in temperature, and much like the Tectonic Plates that make up our extremely volatile land masses on this planet, they are just oozing along. A large mass of heavy, dense material sliding along on a liquid slurry of sorts. Since the snow was starting to melt, there would then be a thin layer of water between the snow and the smooth metal roof.
So the snow is fffwump-fffwump-fffwump-ing along and then I noticed the fwumps getting more frequent. 5 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 – 2 – 1 – machine gun – then BAM!!!!! The whole entire roof load let go and the entire thing just slid off, flew about 15 feet away from the house and created a large suspiciously mountain-rangey looking pile of snow!!!
Now I know you’re thinking, what does that have to do with plat tectonics and the Himalaya’s?
What if all the Earthquakes that are felt along these plate boundaries are just like those little fwumps? And we are experiencing the inching along of those plate boundaries. What if that happened when India was pressing against Asia – maybe for millions of years – then BAM the whole load let go and the plates slid past each other not by inches, but by tens or hundreds of miles, cause a cataclysm and near-instantaneous billowing of the top-side plate, forming those mountains in a horrendous cataclysmic earthquake of biblical proportions?
Why not? Scientists don’t know everything. Less than a century ago they thought Volcano’s were an act of God.
But the thing that makes me wonder if this is really how it happened, is when I look at the mountains in Alaska, you can see where the layers of the ancient earth are just folded, twisted, and bent. It looks like it had to have happened FAST!!!
What do you think?
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