UPDATE: Indeed Why?
I recently returned from Ecuador where I was astounded to learn that the Andes are not like the Rockies. They are clearly catastrophic deposits. No matter how far down you dig in them, you will find an endless supply of rounded rocks mixed in with the other material which is slowly hardening into sedimentary rocks. These rounded rocks are ubiquitous in the Andes. The locals use them for construction all the time. Why are they rounded? On the sides of the road where excavation equipment has been used, you can see this all the way from the coast to Cuenca. Why are they as far inland as Cuenca? I have studied the geology of the Andes very carefully. What is apparently happening is that when a new catastrophe happens and mountainous waves from the Pacific Ocean slam down onto the continental shelf, the sedimentary rocks formed from the last catastrophe are broken into a million pieces which tumble further inland and are rounded in the process as if they were river rocks, only the rounding happens all at once.
The Andes may be an orogeny from the immense pressure exerted on them every time the Pacific Ocean slams down on the continental shelf, but they are just as much the sludge from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean deposited each time this happens.
The mountains are carved out by the action of the water draining back into the ocean. In other words, the valleys are river-like conduits for this water that always lead back to the ocean shore. That is the geology of the Andes and it is completely catastrophic in nature, not gradual or uniformitarian. Just one major catastrophe after another. Between those catastrophes, everything more or less freezes in place, though there is some small erosion and constant, almost immeasurable movement.
The people who survived the 3100 BC event in Ecuador are known as the Mayo-Chinchipe culture. They later migrated to the coast where they are referred to as Valdivia culture by archeologists. Prior to 3100 BC, these people lived much further inland near the Podocarpus National Park in of Zamora Chinchipe province. Part of the reason they survived, other than being very far inland, is that there is a huge batholith in that province, one that is now being mined. Batholiths act like a boat when earth’s crust is subjected to immense pressures during a worldwide cataclysm. People living on them are neither subject to soil liquefaction nor are their above-ground structure subject to as much destruction because the ground shakes less. The problem is that in areas such as Vilcabamba “gringos” who move there and build exceptional beautiful houses in somewhat remotes area (the outskirts of town up in the hills) have been known to simply disappear. So what chance do you think you have of surviving further east in the Zamora Chinchipe province, especially given the fact that gun ownership is mostly illegal? I have lived in Panama and Ecuador. If you think there is something Central or South America that may make your life better than it is in the USA, I urge you to send me an email because you are about to make one of the biggest mistakes of your life. In less than five year, 98.5% of the people who move down there return. The funny thing is, that until they do return they’ll swear it is paradise. It’s a lie. The problem that it is difficult to admit you have made such a huge mistake. But eventually they all do. Only a handful remain, and my experience has been that they become like the locals and treat gringos even worse because they know how they think. Don’t do it. Email me. Please.
I CUT THIS SIILAR ACCOUNT FROM AN OLD HOMEPAGE. THE TWO ACCOUNTS NEED TO BE MERGED…
Only a handful of people in the world understand that the Andes are catastrophic deposits. They are not real mountains. They are the muck, rock, and sand from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that was deposited from previous axial tilts. They are basically sludge that hardens into rock in the intervening thousands of years. Then the next axial tilt happens. The deposits (read “mountains”) closest to the ocean shore are smashed into a million pieces which then violently tumble further inland. Over several of these axial tilts those “rocks” are rounded as if they were from the bottom of a river. Hence anywhere you look in the Andes, you can dig down hundreds or thousands of feet to the very bottom of a “mountain” and find countless rounded rocks. The people of the Andes use them daily in their construction of concrete walls and foundations. Why are the mountains in North America “denuded” and become the “Rockies” at the same time that catastrophic deposits of sludge are left behind along the coasts of South America? Look at the coastline of the Americas. North America takes the brunt of the wave, which is then partially deflected before making contact further south in Central and South America. The violence of this wave in North America is such that it strips away everything from the tops of the mountains and deposits it west of the Rockies before draining into the Gulf of Mexico. This is why Texas land is highest in the Northeast and slopes steadily towards the Gulf.
Earth is not a perfect sphere. The term for this is oblate spheroid. It bulges at the equator some 21 kilometers (13 miles), which by the way is why well over 95% of the North Americans that move to Ecuador return home within five years. (There is a significant lack of oxygen here.) This bulge is referred to as the equatorial bulge.
Quote Jno Cook on his theory of the breakup of the polar configuration and how the water flowed form south to north.
And if the change in the velocity of the diurnal rotation [slowing the planet down] should accompany the shifting of the axis, the water confined to the equatorial oceans by centrifugal force would retreat to the poles, and high tides and hurricanes would rush from pole to pole, carrying reindeers and seals to the tropics and desert lions to the Arctic, moving from the equator up to the mountain ridges of the Himalayas and down the African jungles; and crumbled rocks torn from splintering mountains would be scattered over large distances; and herds of animals would be washed from the plains of Siberia.