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Re:Time Frame For Lemuria and Atlantis

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  • starmann77@aol.com
    starmann77@aol.com writes: Just in case people missed my re-posting of what Danny posted last year:
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 6, 2001
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      starmann77@... writes:
      Just in case people missed my re-posting of what Danny posted last year:

      << <<RS makes it very clear in the lecture series ANCIENT MYTHS LECTURE NO. 7
      DATED 13 JAN. 1918 that each astronomical cycle of 2160 years is calculated
      in a straight time line w/o any pralayas. he says "about 25-26,000 yrs ago
      the Lemurian age came to an end...... 12 epochs ago, the sun was in the same
      position" then in the 7th epoch of the lemurian age as it is now.">>

      So we are saying the Lemurian Age ended 24,000 B.C. Steiner says the earth
      was not completely solid through till the end of the Atlantean. This means
      most of the solid rocks we see condensed only in the past 30,000 years, not
      millions or billions. In this connection, note this recent article changing
      the time frame for continental rock to crystallize from millions of years to
      as little as 1,000.

      >>>Earth's Continents Created in Short, Fast Bursts Say Scientists

      By AScribe Newswire

      December 8, 2000

      TORONTO-Scientists believe they have unraveled one of geology's most

      enduring mysteries about how the Earth's continental crust was built, and

      they say it happened in a relative blink of an eye.

      According to Alexander Cruden, associate professor of geology at the

      University of Toronto and second author of the paper to appear in the Dec. 6

      issue of Nature, the way that granite forms - a rock that makes up about 70

      to 80 per cent of the Earth's continental crust - is not the sluggish,

      multi-million year process that scientists previously believed. In fact,

      Cruden and his co-authors argue that the process occurs in rapid, dynamic

      and possibly catastrophic events that take between 1,000 and 100,000 years,

      depending on the size of the granite intrusion. And that's changing how

      scientists look at the formation of the Earth's continents.

      Cruden conducted the research with Nick Petford of Kingston University and

      Ken McCaffrey of the University of Durham, both in England, and Jean-Louis

      Vigneresse of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Nancy,


      "In the past, we thought that granite magma - which cools and crystallizes

      to form very large granite intrusions - moved up through kilometres of crust

      as large, solid blobs at rates of about a metre per year. Because the

      continental crust is largely made up of these intrusions, the prevailing

      view was that the continents grew slowly and steadily over millions of

      years. But we've found that magma actually has quite low viscosity and is

      relatively runny," says Cruden. "Because it is runny, it's able to channel

      its way from the mantle and lower crust through fractures and cracks that

      are as small as one metre thick. This way, the magma can ascend 20 to 30

      kilometres into the upper crust quite rapidly."

      Therefore, says Cruden, a 50 km wide intrusion of granite, in say Greenland

      or the Canadian Shield, that geologists would have once estimated to have

      taken millions of years to form may have actually taken only 50,000 years.

      Smaller intrusions that are 10 km across may form in as little as 1,000

      years. And from a geological point of view, that's extraordinarily fast, he


      The researchers used experimental studies that involved melting rock samples

      to understand how granite magma initially forms in the upper mantle and

      lower crust and how fast it can move. That data was then applied to

      theoretical models to determine its method and rate of ascension. New models

      for the emplacement stage - where the granite is intruded into older rock in

      the upper crust - are based on a combination of theoretical studies and

      fieldwork in areas such as the Canadian Shield, Sweden, the Sierra Nevada of

      California, Greenland and the Andes of South America. A unique aspect of the

      research is that the three main stages of granite formation - generation,

      ascent and emplacement - are regarded together as a system. Historically,

      these processes have been studied by different geological specialists in

      isolation from each other.

      Cruden likens the granite formation process to subterranean volcanic

      eruptions. Like Lego blocks built on top of one another, large parts of the

      Earth's continental land masses were created by tens of thousands of quick

      eruptions or bursts of molten magma that were transferred rapidly from the

      mantle and lower-most crust and then injected as large horizontal sheets

      into the upper crust. These sheets then cooled and crystallized to form the

      large granite intrusions that we see exposed at the surface of all

      continents today, he says.

      The Earth's continents began forming approximately four billion years ago,

      Cruden explains. "This research has important implications for how we

      understand the basic physics and chemistry of crust formation processes as

      well as the formation of economic ore deposits - gold and copper, for

      example - many of which are associated with granite intrusions."

      This study was funded by Natural Environmental Research Council of the

      United Kingdom, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of

      Canada and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France.

      ©2000 AScribe News, Inc.

      I am certain further research will change these time scales even further.

      Dr. Starman
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