SECTION I
THE "SAFE, CONSERVATIVE" VERSION OF
BEN'S ANTIPODAL IMPACT THEORY

   
SECTION I
THE "SAFE, CONSERVATIVE" VERSION OF BEN'S ANTIPODAL IMPACT THEORY

Section I of this book will examine a "safe, conservative" version of Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory. This version offers a limited scope that can directly challenge the Standard Theory's view of contemporaneous mantle plumes at or near the antipode of large impacts.

The Standard Theory says that contemporaneous impacts and mantle plumes do not happen. Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory says that they do.

Section I will also present much of the background needed for an understanding of Section II of this book, which is more speculative. Section II will expand upon this limited scope, offering mechanisms for the formation of continental tectonic plates at the antipode of really large impacts. Examples will include the formation of Siberia, Western Antarctica, Eastern North America, South America and India.

Section I will conclude with a summary and analysis of the differences between the "safe, conservative" version of Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory and the Standard Theory. This summary and analysis will present a succinct overview of the reasons why the "safe, conservative" version of Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory fits the facts better than does the Standard Theory, when it comes to antipodal volcanism.