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Re^2: The worst case scenario

by Unanimous Monk (Sexton)
on May 16, 2006 at 14:15 UTC ( #549772=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The worst case scenario
in thread The worst case scenario

Good point about the drift. Of course, that doesn't explain how you get fossilized fish on top of mountains

Drifting continents have a lot of momentum. They don't stop on a dime, and when they collide the sea floor increases in elevation as the contents buckle (i.e. The sea floor is pushed up, forming mountains).

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Re^3: The worst case scenario
by dsheroh (Monsignor) on May 16, 2006 at 22:32 UTC
    *sigh* And here I was expecting your post to end with continents ramming schools of fish and sending them flying through the air rather than simple creation of mountain ranges.
      Yeah, but when living fish are flung up into the mountains during these collisions, they don't fossilize; they evolve and learn to walk.

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