Cyclic Catastrophism and the Deccan Traps (Update)

Mars in Planetary, Earth-crossing orbit showing capture and release points

Mars in Planetary, Earth-crossing orbit showing capture and release points

In cyclic catastrophism, gleaned from ancient myth and the Bible, the most ancient living planet, Mars (comprising Mars and Mercury, its former solid core) was repeatedly captured in a geostationary orbit over the Trans-Himalayas only 44,400 km (center-to-center) from the Earth for 14.4 years at a time and was subsequently released into a planetary orbit for 15.6 years, comprising cycles of 30 years. Amazingly, this cycle was repeated one hundred times.  The hundred-fold repetition of this cycle was a necessary aspect in the capture of the entire complement of water from priori-Mars.  Since the tidal force of the Earth could not make the water on the far side of that planet available for capture during each encounter, it was released into a planetary orbit for some fifteen years in order that its water be equally redistributed in preparation for the next encounter. Because of the magnitude of its tidal influence as well as the periodicity, one would expect to find evidence of these encounters in the geological section.  There are indeed a number of such features, none of which modern geologists can explain, due to their dogmatic devotion to gradualism or uniformitarionism.

Deccan Traps

Fig. 1 A view of one portion of the Deccan Traps

Fig. 1 A view of one portion of the Deccan Traps

In Northern India is found a most interesting feature.  One of the largest continental flow basalt (CFB) provinces in the world, known as the Deccan Traps (Figure 1) . The term ‘traps’ comes from the Gothic name for stairs, to which the erosion of the formation has created a resemblance.  There exists more than one clue indicating that this feature was produced by the proposed priori-Mars encounters:

(a) First, because of the proximity of the Deccan to the rans-Himalayas, only some fifteen degrees south of the geostationary position of Mars over Mt. Kailas. The upward tidal force of the planet reduced the pressure within the Earth, thereby melting subsurface rock which, once liquidified, was drawn to the surface.  In fact, an unexplained layer of liquid rock underlies the majority of Tibet to this day.

(b) Second, geophysical well-logging of the Deccan has revealed the total depth, 2,000 meters, to comprise  ~20-meter thick horizontal layers – a total of one-hundred!   Moreover, each of the layers is topped with a porous cooling layer comprising only a thin clay deposit  – just what would be expected from the deposition during the 15-year periods between each encounter.  This layering has been traced horizontally for as much as 100 km with no apparent displacement.  There is absolutely no other explanation for one hundred well delineated layers of equally thick basalt.  Geologists refuse to discuss this precise layering, referring instead to “multiple layering” because it just does not fit in the current ‘gradualism’ paradigm.

(c) Third, the paleomagnetic data indicate that the entire flow, one hundred layers, took place in a very short (unmeasurably short) period of time, geologically speaking, another blow to gradualism.

(d) Fourth, the paleo-magnetic field direction, captured as each flow solidified, indicates that most of the Deccan Traps show a reversed, designated R, magnetic polarization (south of the equator) instead of the normal N, although they are now located at 18 degrees north latitude.  This difference in latitude is currently interpreted as due to the drift of the Indian tectonic Plate, within which the Deccan Traps are located, over the last 63 million years. But there is a much more lucid explanation of this latitude discrepancy, revealed by the cyclic encounters with priori-Mars.  Each time Mars approached the Earth, it tidally ‘locked onto’ the raised, anomalous mass of the Tibetan-Himalayan complex.  This exerted a large torque on the lithosphere which, because it is isolated from the solid core by the asthenosphere, the “weak” layer which is now known to allow the tectonic plates to move. The tidal effect of Mars on the entire Tibetan-Himalayan complex forced the entire lithosphere to rotate as a single unit.   In order for the planet to remain above Mt. Kailas, the Transhimalayas were  forced to remain on a temporary ‘equator’ for the duration of each encounter.  Interestingly, this meant that the spin axis or temporary ‘north pole’ moved to  Hudson Bay.  Therefore Mars  remained stationary in the heavens above Mt. Kailas for each 14.4 year period.  The rotation of the solid core, which generates the magnetic field of the Earth remained it its normal orientation, magnetically opposed to the magnetic field of priori-Mars – i.e. with the magnetic fields of the two planets exerting a mutually repulsive force – probably a necessary element in the capture and stability of the encounters.

Understanding of the physical orientation during each 14.4-year encounter provides an important clue to our understanding of the age of the Deccan Traps.  Assuming that the solid core, and therefore the magnetic field of the Earth, remained approximately normal to the Earth’s orbit, and Mt. Kailas, normally at 30 degrees North Latitude, was tidally forced to the temporary equator, means that the Deccan Traps, which are some 17 degrees south of Mt. Kailas, would have been emplaced well south of the magnetic equator resulting in a reversed (R) permanent magnetism.  Once each encounter was broken off, some solidification could have occurred after the Earth returned to its normal orientation, creating the confusion in the N (normal) and R (reversed) paleomagnetic fields found in different layers of the Deccan Traps. The fact that the main section of the Deccan Traps apparently formed well south of the magnetic equator has led to the notion that they were emplaced before the Indian plate collided with the Asian plate, some 60 million years ago.  Based on these changes from N and R geomagnetism created by cyclic catastrophism in the last 6,000 years, paleontologists have constructed a supposed ancient dating periods called ‘chrons’, periods of N and R magnetism, which are imagined to represent the migration of continents over many millions of years.  I suggest reversing this entire process and recognizing that the equal-step ‘traps’, some dozen around the world, be accepted as geologically simultaneous, emplaced by the extraordinary cyclic tidal effect of Mars between 3717 and 687BC. 

The reversed polarization of the majority of the DT has obviously influenced their K-Ar dating.  However, the proposed cyclic catastrophism scenario  also provides a physical explanation of the dating which is approximately 63 million years. During the Vedic Period (3700 to 700 BC) the entire atmosphere of priori-Mars was being captured by the Earth along with all of its water, thus the ratios of various isotopes was quite different than it is today.  This invalidates the K-Ar (actually Ar-Ar) dating results, which involve a large correction for the amount of non-radiogenic 40Ar that was absorbed into the rock before it cooled.  This is done by subtracting the non radiogenic 40Ar from the measured value the amount 40Ar originally present in the air as determined by the current 40Ar/36Ar ratio.  Presently, in air samples 40Ar is 295.5 times more plentiful than 36Ar. Using this value, the amount of measured 40Ar that resulted from 40K decay is calculated as 40Ar(decayed) = 40Ar(measured) – 295.5*36Ar(measured).  Thus any change in the ratio of 40Ar and 36Ar since the emplacement results in major errors in the age estimate.

Correction curve for radiocarbon dating shows continual change in the atmosphere during the Vedic Period

Fig. 2. Correction curve for radiocarbon dating shows continual change in the atmosphere during the Vedic Period

Although not currently recognized as such, the change in the atmosphere of the Earth during the encounters with Mars is scientifically well documented.  In order to correct apparent problems in radio-carbon (14C) dating, a record of tree rings 7000 years long has been laboriously assembled, and from it scientists have created a correction curve which shows the true age versus the radio-carbon age, which prior to the correction assumed the atmospheric make-up was constant.  As can be seen in the Figure 2, the correction curve and therefore the atmosphere was changing continually, only during the Vedic Period. The long-lived radioisotope 14C is produced when neutrons from cosmic radiation are captured by nitrogen nuclei in the earth’s atmosphere.  The correction curve is therefore an indicator of the change of the amount of nitrogen in the atmosphere.

I propose that the rapid change coincides with the Vedic Period, the emplacement of the traps, rhymic sedimentary deposits in Mars’ Aeolis Mons  and Arabia Terra and the Touchet deposits in the Columbia River basin among others.  The notion of one-hundred encounters originally came from the Vedas, (ninety-nine Indras), the Hindu myths (one hundred Brahmas), Greek myth (the Olympian gods reigned for 3,000 years) and the shifting of the axis of the Earth at approximately fifteen-year intervals  (Isaiah 38:8)  The details of the encounters have been eloquently supplied by a wide range of ancient writings and the application of the laws of physics.

(1 Cor 2:6-7 NIV) We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not wisdom of this age or the rules of this age, who are coming to nought.  No, we speak of God’s secret wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began.

~ by Angiras on July 29, 2009.

One Response to “Cyclic Catastrophism and the Deccan Traps (Update)”

  1. John,

    I continue to follow your work and, again, am impressed with the vast array of questions for which your scenario offers exciting answers. However, I still believe you’re missing some key factors by not thoroughly examining the influence of Plasma Universe Theory, or Electric Universe Theory on the interactions between the bodies. The role of electromagnetic forces in the formation and interaction of bodies in space is far more important than gravity and I believe it offers even further proof of your theory over other catastrophism ideas. I still hope to one day have enough time to do some work in this area. Meanwhile, I’m still convinced that between the work of you, Velikovsky and David Talbott and Ralph Jurgens (and other EU Types) lies the incredible truth of our past. Your V/A Scenario has defined the flow of major events, the resulting morphology of the planets and the major influences on civilizlations (and maybe the species man and others) but EU Theory provides the definitive explanation for the causal mechanisms for the interactions of the planets and other aspects of the visual images that played in the skies before man as well as causal effects of electricity in the formation of much of the features on the planets via Electric Discharge Machining. Having said that, I still marvel at your work.

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