- Call me a sceptic, but if the pole shift was so quick, what happened to other animals in this tropical area, like apes and stuff? Unlikely to have been the sole habitat of mammoths dont you think?
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--- sam lomas <sammysteruk@...> wrote:
> Call me a sceptic, but if the pole shift was so__________________________________________________
> quick, what happened to other animals in this
> tropical area, like apes and stuff? Unlikely to have
> been the sole habitat of mammoths dont you think?
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- sammysteruk@... writes:
> Call me a sceptic, but if the pole shift was so quick, what happenedThe geological evidence from the last pole shift shows that it shifted about
> to other animals in this tropical area, like apes and stuff? Unlikely to
> have been the sole habitat of mammoths dont you think?
30 degrees, the previous position of the north pole axis being in Hudson's
Bay, Canada. I think the mammoths were primarily temperate zone animals,
which is why they could wind up frozen in Siberia. It's important to
remember that the primary destructive activity in a crust shift is water. As
the continents move they are plowing into the oceans, which want to stay in
place because of inertia. So an enormous "bow wave" is built up much like a
ship produces. Over a period of a week or so this can do a lot of damage.
Note that a 30 degree shift wouldn't affect things in the tropics that much.
Wm Uriel Andros
- --- In 2012-Theories@y..., sam lomas <sammysteruk@y...> wrote:
> Call me a sceptic, but if the pole shift was so quick, whathappened to other animals in this tropical area, like apes and stuff?
Unlikely to have been the sole habitat of mammoths dont you think?
Size matters - smaller creatures are more able to survive catasrophe:
"In North America an estimated 40 million animals died at the end of
the last ice age (12,000 years ago). Many of the mammals became
extinct, especially the larger ones. The Americas were home to a
range of very large mammals, such as the Megatherium (5.5 metre
ground sloth), Glyptodon (4 metre giant armadillo), mammoths, sabre-
toothed tigers and horses.
Gradualists, who accept that climate change could not have been the
sole cause, are puzzled as to how these extinctions happened. For
example, we know that post-Columbian horses thrive today in the same
areas where fossils of their extinct cousins are found. The problem
is made more difficult when we look at southern Africa, which
contains many similar climatic zones, yet lacks the recent extinction
of large mammals - large mammals that are obviously less agile than
other species, less suited to sudden disasters. The Smilodon (sabre-
toothed tiger) for example, while being smaller in size than the
African lion, was twice as heavy. Imagine if a concrete
apartment building had a variety of animal species as tenants, and,
as we often see on television, it was detonated. Which species could
possibly survive? Giraffes? Sloths? Humans? Or smaller beings
like a rat, ant or cockroach. Or in the case of a flood, which
animals are unable to scale steep slopes and escape the rising
waters? The poor Megatherium (which weighed 3-4 tons) would not have
had a chance."
"Grab a globe and find the southern coast of Nigeria. On the
opposite side is Kiribati in the Pacific Ocean. If the North
Pole's previous position was at Hudson Bay, then these two places are
roughly the fulcrum points of the last pole shift. Place a finger at
each position and see how you can swivel the North Pole to where
Hudson Bay is today. This "line of most movement" continues
down through the United States and along the west coast of South
America, across Antarctica, the Indian Ocean, SouthEast Asia, China
and Siberia. All points along this line would have shifted 30
degrees in latitude. The two fulcrum points are the only two spots
on the globe that didn't change latitude. The closer to the fulcrum,
the less the change. Closer to the "line of most movement" equals
The extinctions of 10,000 years ago mostly occurred along the
"line of most movement", along with major geology upheavals, such as
the rising of the Andes mountain range."
from my 6-page article on pole shifts at: