Floating rocks played important role in evolution

“Islands” of pumice can drift over long stretches of ocean, ferrying animals, plants and even colonies of microbes across water barriers, says this article.


3 thoughts on “Floating rocks played important role in evolution

  1. Let’s face reality: we know only a tiny part of the fundamental processes of our planet. We barely know what we have, without going too deep, under our feet. We are certain of what lies beneath the crust only in the Kola Peninsula and only up to 13 km deep. We must keep an open mind and take advantage of this opportunity: if it is true that the ice ages begin rapidly within human time scale we have to collect geological data as possible to characterize them.Who has never asked questions so far on these islands of pumice? I think very few. So here is that we need to ask new questions about the weight that these islands may have on plant and animal life.

  2. Robert when I sent you the link regarding the carolina bays it was not to prove your hypothesis. Never under estimate the power of frost and ice. The world during an ice age is quite different from what it is now. Where there is a temperate climate today was boreal forest ,tundra, and to some degree ice sheet during the ice age. The future of mankind depends not only on good moral character but also on getting the facts straight so that people can make the right decisions. In the next ice age the georgia guidestones may well be surrounded by stunted black spruce, birch and poplar and less than half a billion people might be trying to survive near the equatorial subtropical and temperate zones. It will be a very differnt world.

  3. Another amazing happening is the red lake water in Camerague France salt pans. Red as blood and the article says it is a normal phenomena but not understood. Well.

    I really want to know if pumice does have sufficient trapped gas to float above the surface of the water. And it is clear the only question is what is heating the Earth’s core —when it will max out—and when whatever is doing the heating will release.

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