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Journal of Geography, Environment and Earth Science International, ISSN: 2454-7352,Vol.: 7, Issue.: 1

Short Communication

Fictitious Supercontinent Cycles


J. Marvin Herndon1*

1Transdyne Corporation, 11044 Red Rock Drive, San Diego, CA 92131, USA.

Article Information
(1) Masum A Patwary, Geography and Environmental Science, Begum Rokeya University, Bangladesh.
(2) Fombe Lawrence Fon, Regional Planning and Development, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon.
(3) Iovine Giulio, CNR-IRPI (National Research Council-Institute of Research for the Geo-hydrologic Protection) of Cosenza, Italy.
(1) Andrei Nechayev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia.
(2) Anonymous, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina – UFSC, Trindade, Florian´opolis, SC, Brazil.
(3) Anonymous, Italy.
(4) Vladimir M. Anokhin, Herzen State University, Russia.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/15521


In the physical sciences, attempts to describe processes, events, and phenomena upon the basis of problematic paradigms can be wholly incorrect and lead to physically impossible consequences, e.g., the ultraviolet catastrophe of radiation physics, and/or can necessitate ad hoc assumptions and can be unreasonably complex, e.g., the epicycles of planetary physics. Like epicycles, I suggest that supercontinent cycles, sometimes referred to as Wilson cycles, are artificial constructs, attempts to describe geological observations upon the basis of problematic paradigms. Here I describe the foundation for that assertion and offer insight into a fundamentally different geoscience paradigm, Whole-Earth Decompression Dynamics, which obviates the need to assume supercontinent cycles.

Keywords :

Mantle convection; whole-Earth decompression dynamics; fold-mountain formation; Wilson cycles.

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DOI : 10.9734/JGEESI/2016/26454

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