From the latest New Concepts In Global Tectonics Journal Vol.2 No 1, editorial.
Plate tectonics in disarray
Many of our readers may have noticed that in the last few years there has been a major reduction in the number of plate tectonic papers in mainstream journals. The Editor was also alerted to this fact by one of our editorial members. There are many more signs everywhere showing the disarray of the plate tectonic camp. These days the television news in Japan and certain other countries often fails to mention plate subduction as the cause of a big earthquake in the Pacific trench. The public attitude towards plate tectonics has changed notably since the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
An article reflecting the decline of plate tectonics appeared recently in Japan. It was written by a researcher at the Institute of International Policy Studies, a popular web-based business medium, JBpress (http://jbpress.ismedia.jp/articles/-/40113). While introducing a new earthquake model developed by Fumio Tsunoda, one of our NCGT members, he strongly criticizes the plate tectonic model for its inability to explain the cause of catastrophic earthquakes:
…Geologists have a different approach from seismologists. Model-driven seismologists try to fit geological data into their models, often disregarding geological data that do not fit. There is no clearly defined force that can move plates. Despite many attempts using computer calculations, it has become clear that the friction caused by mantle convection is not powerful enough to move plates. Dr. Tsunoda, on the basis of a vast amount of volcanic, earthquake and geological data, has clarified the northing of seismo-volcanic energy at a regular speed along the Izu-Ogasawara ridge. He predicts a shallow, strong quake south of Tokyo around 2020, exactly around the time when the Tokyo Olympics is scheduled. …We should not take plate tectonics as a truth without critical tests, but we have to search and accept pragmatically any theories that help understand the earthquake generation mechanism and their prediction.
This is an opinion openly expressed by a non-seismologist who is close to the Japanese government; it should be taken as representing the majority of the general public. The Japanese people are particularly concerned about future strong earthquakes that may exacerbate the situation at the already critically-damaged nuclear power plants in Fukushima due to the March 2011 M9.0 earthquake and the ensuing tsunami. As printed on pages 113- 118 of this issue, a team from the Explorer’s Wheel and International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) proposes a comprehensive earthquake prediction program to help mitigate further catastrophes with a non-plate-tectonic, multidisciplinary approach.
In addition, our new concept of flowing energy in relation to earthquakes has been applied to many of the recent strong earthquakes. The latest example is seen on pages 61-65 of this issue, one of the most successful predictions by IEVPC: the M8.0 and 6.7 offshore northern Chile earthquakes. The energy flow concept best explains these quakes without invoking plate subduction.
Today it is an unspoken axiom among geologists who engage in hydrocarbon exploration that oceanic basins are underlain by continental rocks. Oil industries have quietly accepted the continental nature of oceanic crust. This is the strong, underlying driving force of current, very active deep-sea hydrocarbon exploration. Thanks to that, we don’t hear any more about ‘peak oil’ in the mass media. NCGT’s concerted effort to document the vast amount of hard evidence for ancient continental rocks in the world oceans, supported by other geological data, has borne fruit and will contribute to the prosperity of the human race.
Not all of our discoveries, however, are applied for the cause of peace and prosperity. Because of the mineral deposit potential of ocean basins, territorial conflicts have been triggered on ocean islands in many parts of the world, including those in the South China Sea and the Sea of Japan (West Sea of Korea), between China and Japan, and Korea and Japan, respectively.
The above facts and developments prove that we have already won the battle. Plate tectonics proponents and supporters are having to admit that the theory that they believed was the supreme truth and which has dominated the global geological scene for almost half a century is groundless and untenable. This marks a revolution in geological thinking. The NCGT group should be proud of being a major player in this historic development.
So if plate tectonics has now failed, thus implying coal and petroleum deposits are not buried accumulations of the biosphere, then we must accept the alternative Russian-Ukrainian theory of abiotic oil, that petroleum deposits are mantle derived from the H-C system. This also means that petroleum and coal are not fossil fuels, since the physical mechanism to explain their occurrence no longer exists.
So how to explain the topographic depressions that form the world’s oceans?
Perhaps the Australian Aboriginal people could supply a clue, for their ancestors believe that the rainbow serpent, best understood as a planetary scaled electric discharge phenomenon between the earth and some external body, whether a meteor, planet, comet or electric plasma, formed the earth’s topography. This suggests that the world’s sedimentary deposits may be for the most part derived from electro-machining of the earth’s surface from planetary scaled electric discharges, and that the earth’s present-day river systems may have originally been excavated by subsurface electrical discharges, not un-similar to the Lichtenberg structures produced by lightning. Of course subsequent erosion by rainwater has produced the familiar river and delta deposits we observe today but importantly, the original excavation was not water-borne, but electrically machined at some previous catastrophic event in the past, and perhaps more recent than any of us suspect if my ideas about the cause of the LIA are even half correct.
It does seem we are living in an electric universe, after all.