Let’s start 2021 with a very simple demonstration of Ptolemy’s Inflating Earth that’s so basic even Earth Scientists might start to understand the dynamics of our planet.
This very simple experiment demonstrates how Ptolemy’s Inflating Earth transformed the [straight line] Fortunate Isles into the [curved] Cape Verde Islands.
Modern Earth Scientists have problems finding [amongst many other things] the Fortunate Isles because they can’t find a longitudinally aligned island chain off the West coast of North Africa.
Malagabay – Fortunate Isles Revisited
Gather together the following items if you wish to follow the demonstration yourself.
○ A small ball or globe
○ A round cup with a diameter slightly smaller then the ball or globe
○ A small piece of card
○ A pencil
○ A pair of scissors
Mark-up and cut-out a small semi-circle from the card.
The diameter of the semi-circle should be slightly smaller that the diameter of the globe.
In this example the semi-circle in the card fits the globe at [about] latitude 30° North.
Move the card towards the Equator to see what happens when the globe inflates.
The card forms a dome that arches well above the surface at the Equator.
This scale of doming is not observed in the real world.
However, if the card slowly rotates as it slides down towards the Equator it can maintain a very snug fit with the curved surface of the globe i.e. the path of least resistance.
The path of least resistance is the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths. The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a given path.
The way in which water flows is often given as an example for the idea.
Wikipedia – Path of least resistance
Curved island chains are observed in the real world.
The very evident latitudinal banding observed on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean suggests landmasses that aren’t initially free to slide and rotate [on Ptolemy’s Inflating Earth] have a tendency to form Shear Bands.
The last fifty years have seen a sizeable number of small-scale ocean bottom maps published for general audiences, which provided design references for making the Seafloor Map of Hawaiʻi.
The pioneer in this effort, Austrian artist Heinrich Berann, painted a series of ocean maps in the 1960s and 1970s for National Geographic and the US Navy based on data compiled by Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen (Lawrence, 1999).
Mountains Unseen: Developing a Relief Map of the Hawaiian Seafloor
Tom Patterson, National Park Service
Shear Bands are observed in the real world.
Malaga Bay- Avalon
Shear Bands that break-free slide and rotate on the surface of Ptolemy’s Inflating Earth until they collide to create new sutured landmasses.
Malaga Bay- Avalon
In structural geology, a suture is a joining together along a major fault zone, of separate terranes, tectonic units that have different plate tectonic, metamorphic and paleogeographic histories.
The term was borrowed from surgery where it describes the sewing together of two pieces of tissue, but the sutures of the skull, where separate plates of bone have fused, may be a better metaphor.
Wikipedia – Suture (geology)
Review the evidence and draw your own conclusions.