THE FULL VERSION OF BEN'S ANTIPODAL
The first section of this book deliberately
limits the scope of Ben's Antipodal Impact Theory to a smaller area that can be
fully compared, argued and analyzed in comparison with the Standard Theory.
However, the second section of this book enlarges the scope to include many
more explanatory devices and scenarios.
Much of this section involves
informed speculation. However, I would argue that much of the competing
information from the Standard Theory also involves informed speculation ... but
it is speculation that is given the imprimatur of acceptance because it was
The speculation that I will present in Section II will
involve the creation of continental tectonic plates and the movement of
tectonic plates and hotspots. Also in Section II, the speculation will provide
likely scenarios for major mass extinctions:
1. The End-Cretaceous Extinction 65 MYA Further in Section II, the speculation will provide likely
scenarios for the creation of specific continents and their tectonic plates,
The Triassic Extinction 202 MYA
3. The Permian Extinction 250
1. India 65 MYA Section II will even provide informed speculation
on the formation of the moon four billion years ago.
2. South America 132 MYA
3. Eastern North America 202 MYA
4. Western Antarctica 214 MYA
Siberia 250 MYA
Although much of
this section will be rightly characterized as speculative, I would ask readers
to remember that much of the current Standard Theory regarding these subjects
is also speculative ... it has just been around for a lot longer. Therefore, I
would invite readers to exercise their skepticism, but to exercise it on both
sides of the fence.