Neal Adams: 01 – The Growing Earth

Neal Adams 01 The Growing Earth

Neal Adams is a well known comic book and commercial artist.

Neal Adams (born June 15, 1941) is an American comic book and commercial artist known for helping to create some of the definitive modern imagery of the DC Comics characters Superman, Batman, and Green Arrow; as the co-founder of the graphic design studio Continuity Associates; and as a creators-rights advocate who helped secure a pension and recognition for Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

Neal Adams is also well know for promoting the Growing Earth concept.

Adams believes the Earth is growing through a process called pair production.

Adams holds the work of Australian geologist Samuel Warren Carey in high esteem, but considers the term “Expanding Earth” a misnomer.

While Carey did advocate an expanding Earth in the mid-20th century, his model was rejected following the development of the theory of plate tectonics.

Adams advocates his ideas in a DVD documentary he wrote and produced, clips of which are available on his YouTube channel.

Neal Adams utilises his graphical skills to great effect to animate the Growing Earth.


Age of Oceanic Lithosphere


Neal Adams Science project – A video clip translated from German Television.

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17 Responses to Neal Adams: 01 – The Growing Earth

  1. For some reason this has appeal. Anyway, how could it happen? An encounter with dark matter?

    the basic refutations geologists give ring true to me. there’s trenches at ‘convergent plate boundaries’, exactly as if one plate is going under another

    and, I am sure, many other reasons.

    geologists do use a red herring – that the Earth is not expanding now. And they have anomalies, a dinosaur problem. a Gondwanaland problem, a moon problem, a planet formation problem, and so on

  2. A clue might lie in star formation from plasma Z-pinches compressing matter and after the compressing force has waned, we have now a cosmic body that is seriously out of equilibrium with its surrounds due to the Z-pinch being reduced for whatever reasons, A small ball of compressed matter that now slowly starts to expand as high PT mineral phases start to equilibrate to lower PT phases. Since no matter is being created, the only thing for this photo-planet is to increase in volume along Bowen’s Reaction series, for those remembering geology 101, and so on. But also remember the protoplanet also has not jettisoned its Z-pinch current either, since Z-pinches are part and parcel of rotating field aligned electric plasma currents.

    The Earth isn’t forcefully being made to expand, it’s simply reverting to a previous state of matter that is no longer being compressed by plasma z-pinches. But what route the proto-planet takes in evolving is unknown.

    But Carey’s invocation of mass creation in the core is simply creationism and thus a no-no. A more modern explanation invokes solar proton accumulation causing mass increase but that is equally problematical. Much easier and simpler to have iron core planets as the end product of stellar evolution in terms of the plasma universe.

  3. gymnosperm says:

    The trenches are the only tenet of plate tectonics that survives modern seismology. They are real. However, there are many areas of plate growth that are not matched by corresponding trenches. For instance:

    There is also a problem with Africa, but the meridional growth can conceivably be absorbed by the Pacific trenches. There are no current latitudinal trenches to absorb the growth of the Antarctic and Arctic ridges. Unless you want to count the continuing growth of the Himilaya/Alpine system. The Americas have converged a bit but no serious orogeny there…

    Anyway, the satellites should be able to tell us whether the earth is expanding. They probably just haven’t bothered.

    Just as GPS clearly establishes movement of continents in spite of Einstein’s reasonable objections, it is likely the rocky earth’s dynamo is limited to fission. It will not grow like a main sequence star.

    Not to say it won’t grow at all. The imponderable aspect of ocean ridge spreading is that it is very shallow and definitely not supported by mantle convection…

  4. malagabay says:

    There are lots of other theories like:

    Exothermic Terrestrial Degassing of Hydrogen and Helium

    I am personally inclined to the de-gassing theories because they can explain the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans.

    Either way: There are more posts to come over the holiday period [while I do some other research] that present the Expanding visuals produced by Neal Adams.

  5. malagabay says:

    It’s the geological equivalent of the Ink Blot Test.

    Ink blot

    You can either observe:
    1) A piece of paper that has been folded over to make an ink blot pattern
    2) Imagine lots of difficult things like: a Scary Face, an Animals Pelt, a Face Mask or whatever suits your purpose…

    Or in this case you can observe:
    1) Earth Expansion
    2) Imagine lots of processes like: Plates Tectonics, Subduction & Trenches, Core Convection…

    If you observe Earth Expansion then it is easy to visualise the mechanics of Trenches.
    If you observe Earth Expansion then it is easy to visualise the mechanics of Dome Collapses.
    Dome Collapses

    There is more to come from Neal Adams so you might like to keep an open mind for the moment.

  6. kuhnkat says:

    Louis and Malaga, what do you think of this guys assertions and the papers he bases them upon?? Basically he claims the evidence for Plate tectonics is more missing than present.

  7. malagabay says:

    As gymnosperm notes: trenches are real.

    gymnosperm says: December 17, 2015 at 08:16 (Edit)
    The trenches are the only tenet of plate tectonics that survives modern seismology.
    They are real.

    The rest of Plate Tectonics is imaginary Ink Spot processes.

    Like all Settled Science it eventually paints itself into a corner and decides to keep the faith by resorting to increasing levels of half-baked improbability.


    It seems to depend upon whether you have a vested interest in keeping the Ink Spot Illusions alive… if you don’t then Settled Science rapidly descends into comic farce [a la The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy], mathematical myths [aka Newtonesque Alchemy] and computer games [aka computer models].

  8. PeterMG says:

    All these different ideas trying to explain what we observe is exactly what science is all about. I have watched Neal Adams explain pair production several times and he may be on to something, even if he hasn’t quiet got the mechanism correct. I’m not sure there is any such thing as pure matter or pure energy existing in isolation without the other, such that energy could turn into matter and vice versa, but its not beyond the realms of possibility that seemingly massless particles can change in the presence of certain types of energy into particle of mass and form the lighter element without nuclear fusion. This could be happen in the earth now and in turn set off all the other reactions that we see that could contribute to the earth growth. Just an idea

  9. But so does the stellar model – outgassing etc is an outcome of reduced compressional forces, but its the origin of the driving force causing expansion that is the difficulty but which I won’t go into at present since it’s that time of the year and my brain is parked in a festive holding pattern.

  10. Pratt is on the money as Tim notes below. I’ve other perspectives to present but not at the immediate moment since it’s that time of the year and I am expecting family invasion etc., so the brain is shunted into a holding yard.

  11. craigm350 says:

    Reblogged this on CraigM350 and commented:
    Something to tease the brain.

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  13. Could the earth actually be expanding instead of growing, and that because the core is increasingly crystalizing? Could the earth be a giant geode?

  14. The Earth, aka Adam, DM, was expelled from DN, Eden, Aten, Sol, etc.

    A massive pinch had been imposed and was mostly released….. The first part that left the pinch exploded and thus Eve was born from the side of Adam.

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