The Rise and Fall of Submerged Landscapes

first_imgUnder the sea lies a lost land of terrestrial life.  On this submerged landscape in the North Atlantic Ocean, river channels and fossils of pollen and coal are now being covered up by the remains of sea creatures.  Live Science compared it to the lost continent of Atlantis.  How did this fossil terrestrial landscape rise above the water, only to sink again? The story on Live Science described how researchers used sonar to map this underwater country.  “It looks for all the world like a map of a bit of a country onshore,” said Nicky White, the senior researcher reporting the discovery, describing the 4000-square-mile landscape.  “It is like an ancient fossil landscape preserved 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) beneath the seabed.”  The research team believes it rose above the sea, then sank down, leaving its formerly above-water features discernible.  Core samples reveal marine fossils overlain by sub-aerial evidence, like pollen, overlain by marine fossils.  They believe other such submerged landscapes may exist.  In fact, two smaller ones, “more recent, but less spectacular,” were subsequently found. The article claimed this lost country is 56 million years old.  The team was surprised to interpolate, according to their evolutionary timeline, that it must have risen up and sunk down within 2.5 million years.  White pondered the “burning question” of how such a process could happen so quickly.  “From a geological perspective, that is a very short period of time,” he said.  The authors of a paper about it in Nature Geoscience speculated that a mantle plume lifted up the land and then set it back down after it passed.  Maybe it was one of a series of such land-lifting ripples, they speculated. Fascinating find, but their explanation raises other questions.  Would land of this extent rise up and sink without cracking and destroying its sub-aerial features?  How does their story of long periods underwater (56 million years) interrupted by a short period of plants and rivers (2.5 million years) fit with uniformitarianism?  Is that really an explanation, or an ad hoc story dreamt up after the fact trying to fit observations into a preconceived timeline?  Could we be looking at a pre-Flood country? Notice that “from a geological perspective” does not mean that the rocks themselves tell stories about millions of years.  The phrase means, “from the consensus beliefs of secular geologists who, in the tradition of Lyell, are card-carrying members of the Darwin Party.”  Their presuppositions force them to concoct stories, like the rise and fall of Atlantis.  Evolutionary geologists come up with even weirder scenarios for other parts of the earth.  Some of them speculate that the Colorado Plateau rose and sank under the sea multiple times – yet left pancake-stacked strata, hundreds of miles in extent, perfectly flat, with no evidence of erosion between most of them. Ignore the millions-of-years dogma and think fresh.  Are there other explanations?  Many Flood geologists consider it likely that the antediluvian mountains were lower, and the oceans shallower.  The tectonic forces in the Flood year could have drastically changed sea levels and submerged large areas of land under the ocean as subterranean chambers burst open, new mountain ranges were thrust up and new ocean basins deepened.  This view is supported by the hundreds of flat-topped seamounts that must have once been at sea level, and the submarine canyons that exist at the mouths of most major rivers around the world.  Advantage: no need for reckless drafts on the bank of time (07/02/2007, 12/02/2009).(Visited 19 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgKantak said two FIRs cannot be registered in relation toKantak said two FIRs cannot be registered in relation to the same case and that the complaint filed by the trio against the “unknown accused” for siphoning off the money should have been investigated first.Opposing the prosecutions argument that custodial interrogation of Dessai, Phadke and Mulla was necessary to recover minutes of the meeting book which has gone missing, he said the book is irrelevant because the police complaint mentioned that the issue about the cheque was never taken up in the meeting.As per the prosecution, the trio had opened accounts between October 23, 2006, and May 23, 2008, when GCA was headed by Dayanand Narvekar while Dessai was its secretary and Phadke its treasurer.”They prepared forged documents as well as a resolution of GCA and submitted it to the Development Credit Bank to open an account. They then encashed a cheque of Rs 2.87 crore given by BCCI to GCA,” the complaint had stated.The accused also allegedly forged signatures and withdrew Rs 26 lakh from the Federal Bank on the pretext of making payment to a sports goods company called Hako Enterprise.Dessai, Phadke and Mulla were booked under sections 408, 409 (criminal breach of trust), 419 (cheating by impersonation), 463, 464, 468 (forgery), 471 (fraud), 420 (cheating) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.However, Kantak said the signatures of all the accused were forged to open the bank accounts where the cheques amounting to Rs 3.13 crore were encashed.Lawyer Shailendra Bhobe representing the third accused (Mulla) said his client has been in police custody for last five days and they have not been able to get any evidence against him.advertisementHowever, public prosecutor Bharne said the custody of the accused is required so that they dont tamper with the evidence.She said the investigating agency has to search and seal the GCA office so that important documents which are relevant to the case are not destroyed. PTI RPS NSK ZMNlast_img read more