Importance Of Plate Tectonics

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SOLUSI UNIVERSITY
FACULITY OF THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF THEOLOGY
THIS ASSIGNMENT IN PARTIAL FUFILMENT OF THE COURSE RELT 389 SCIENCE OF ORIGIN

NAME: HARLEN
SURNAME: CHAPEPA
ID NO#: 2011050156
MAJOR: FINANCE
LECTURER: PASTOR C.NDLOVU
QUESTION: THE BIBLE AND PLATE TECTONICS

THE BIBLE AND THE PLATE TECTONICS

Plate tectonics is a geological theory that suggests that the earth’s lithosphere is an individual rock that was broken down into fragmented plates that ride next to each other. This theory was first discovered by Alfred Wegener in 1912, he noticed that the coast lines of the west coast in Africa and the east coast of southern America seem to match up like a jigsaw puzzle. Further in his discoveries and in examining the globe, it revealed that all the earths’ continents had at one time been connected in a supercontinent called Pangaea, which is a Greek word were pan “entire” + Gaia “earth”. The Pangaea started at the South Pole and the earth’s rotation eventually caused it to break up, and this was according to Wegener’s theory. Throughout his research traces of fossil evidence were found in support of his theory, in addition to that he came up with ideas that as to how continental drift worked in the building of the world’s mountain ranges. The Pangaea looks like the diagram below:
Most scientists today have a better understanding of the make-up of the Earth's tectonic plates. There are three main driving forces for the movement of the Earth's tectonic plates. They are mantle convection, gravity and the Earth's rotation. The mantle convection involves the large convection currents of molten material in the Earth's upper mantle. As these currents pass on the energy to the Earth's asthenosphere (the ...

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... matter of minutes without quickly consuming that tropical it had eaten, and this evidence proves that the north pole was once a tropical region.
Overall review on the research agrees that the bible has supporting evidence that indeed there was once a shift in the tectonic plate movements, as pointed out in the points above however we cannot ignore the fact that not everything geographical worked hand in hand within the discoveries some of the unexplainable events like the great flood. It is still geographically unexplainable and it remains a mystery yet to be resolved.

References
• Modern technologies and sciences in the bible – Allen Peace and John Anderson
• Physical geography. THE BASICS – Joseph Holden, students Routledge 2011
• Plate tectonics: a different view -John K Reed 2011
• This dynamic earth- the story of plate tectonics
• NKJV the bible
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