Palaeo-equators confirm the smaller diameters of the Earth for a given period. For
instance, the Carboniferous coalfields run in a single and continuous band around
an Earth model, 50% of its present diameter. This factor also convalidates the juxta-positions
of each continent on the smaller Earth model.
Triassic and early Jurassic dinosaurs are distributed on different bands around other
small Earth models - which suggests that cold conditions existed on the entire Earth,
save for a narrow equatorial belt. Furthermore these equatorial lines can be confirmed,
independently, by palaeo-magnetic data.This work resolves the Snow-ball Earth/Green-house
gas Earth conundrum.
These equatorial belts drifted position, radically, as the Earth developed in size.
From these models, predictions can be made as to which type of fossil remains are
likely to be found within a described palaeo-equatorial corridor.
A suggestion is made as to the origin of the vast amounts of water on our planet
- in contrast with Mars which has very little water. This could be entirely due to
the exponential growth of the earliest forms of life, the methanogens, and the equivalent
production of their biproducts of metabolism, over billions of years. These organisms
can survive on hydrogen and carbon dioxide as their only resources, producing methane
and water. Methanogens may be the sole remaining representatives of life-forms from
previous planets. They are the only ones which can survive deep within the crust
and so could have seeded a young Earth when a previous planet, after disintegrating
into an asteroid, subsequently impacted with Earth. In this way other planets/satellites
may have also been infected. This scenario gives a much wider time-frame for the
origin of life and although methanogens are amongst the most basic of life, they
still have complex biology, being able to synthesise at least 2000 proteins.
Citations are given for research work which inadvertently supports these aspects
of my research and the resultant theories.
This work will cause a paradigm change in the way we interpret our World and sets
a new and clear course for future related science research, and casts aside the many
existing misconceptions and confusions, however entrenched they may be.