Figure 1. Serranía de Hornocal Topography and Fluvial Flow Directions.
Lloyd wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:14 pm
JP, where are the triangular buttresses in that image?
Triangular formations added in purple. Note that the walls of the feature also exhibit triangulation, which I did not mark, on both sides. Refer to my earlier post (orientation reversed) for images on these:
Lloyd wrote:Do you deny the possibility of an asteroid breaking up the supercontinent, causing rapid continental drift and mountain uplift via horizontal collisions?
Lets say I am no longer convinced by the argument. I am no longer convinced that continental drift is even a major contributing cause of mountain uplift. I see the signs of hypersonic winds upon most mountain formations I have examined thus far on every continent.
Lloyd wrote:Also, what evidence is there that EDM etc can produce the features in your image above?
Please read Andy Hall's Arc Blast series. I am not aware of any actual experimentation using sediments in a hypersonic wind lab; this is an area where I expect future confirmation of the hypersonic wind hypothesis. It will be observable and repeatable at scale in laboratory conditions, unlike continental drift and mountain uplift theories.
Lloyd wrote:But all, or nearly all, of the sedimentary strata were deposited by the Great Flood. Right?
I am starting to doubt this, actually. It seems to me that, although flood layers form the bulk of the Earth's geological composition, events subsequent to the flood have clearly deposited layers on top of Flood sediments, or deformed Flood sediment layers via hypersonic wind shock events. These later sedimentary depositions are not as global in their extent, being mostly regionalised, although they seem to be able to span entire continents. I need to do more reading in this area, however, before I can make further conclusions.
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs
Earlier, Lloyd posted a geological cross-section of Colorado Springs:
Figure 2. Garden of the Gods Cross-Section.
I want to focus on the curvature of the strata. Notice how the strata curves upwards only on one side? That the rocks did not shatter indicates either 1. they were still soft at the time of the deformation (Flood-Overthrust theory), or 2. they became re-softened at the time of their deformation (hypersonic wind theory). Also possible is a hypersonic wind event at a time in which the sediments were still soft and plastic. This curvature extends the length of the American continent, basically, and not just for this feature. This is commonly interpreted as overthrust of the Pacific continental shelf forcing its way into the western portion of the North American continent, compressing mountains longitudinally all the way to the edge of the Great Plains. But what if there is an alternative explanation?
Lets compare this with one of the shockwave images provided by Mr. Hall:
Figure 3. Shockwaves
Look what happens when you highlight these:
Figure 4. Subterranean Shockwaves
Suddenly, resonant triangles appear amidst the semi-circular impact shocks as subterranean formations
resulting from the shockwave. These are where the highest sub-surface energies will be concentrated in relation to the shockwave. As Andy Hall commented, these form perpendicular
to the direction of the shockwave. Note that the further from the front of the shockwave, the larger the resonant triangular features can become. These are all subterranean energies in this example.
Furthermore, the powerful EMP electrical forces at work in the shockwave front will both excavating (vaporise) and liquify (energise) the rock to some extent as it plows forward.
The shockwave tail behind will result in Richtmeyer-Meshkov instabilities
forming in its wake, an enormous vacuum zone which would not only draw into itself hypersonic winds, but also seek to pull up into itself the energised, softened and triangulated subterranean earth. Remember: liquids will get sucked up into a vacuum dependant primarily on their viscosity. Such a vacuum exists in the wake of a hypersonic wind event which would draw liquified sedimentary strata up into itself, so say nothing of atmospheric gases.
Figure 5. Richtmeyer-Meshkov Instability Profile
Andy Hall wrote:The mushroom cloud rises behind the shock wave with a supersonic vacuum at its core. The updraft of expanding gases generates in-flowing ground winds that scream like banshees across the ablated surface of the blast zone, attaining supersonic speeds as they funnel to the core of the updraft, dragging clouds of molten rock and dust.
Following this vacuum zone is the secondary tail shock, depositing even smaller resonant triangles on the already-deposited larger ones (see Fig. 4 above).
Where the shockfront has first impacted with the land is where the greatest sudden upward subterranean curvature should be. In the context of the North American continent, this is where the Great Plains become the eastern Rockies. In context to the earlier Flood deposition layers, these have been literally bent skyward and vaporised (Fig. 2. demonstrates this point well) and re-deposited in various locations in downdraft bursts further south after being electrically sorted according to ionisation potential.
Notice there is a cut-off for the curvature depth where strata were bent skywards (Fig. 2): this corresponds to the petering out of the shockwave energies. The vacuum force was so strong, even underlying granite and gneiss (pink layer, Fig 2.) has been pulled upwards. So it may be the case that, instead of being continental overthrust pushing in from the west, the Rockies, stretching as far south as the Andes, represent a vacuumed-sucked mountain range formed after a single, calamitous event that hyper-ionised Earth's atmosphere. The storm was akin to what scours Jupiter daily.
It it can thus be argued that some significant mountain formations were simultaneously excavated, uplifted and redeposited in the same hypersonic wind event. The curved edges of the uplifted strata in Boulder and Colorado Springs (and beyond) testify to the fact they were both pulled up by the same hypersonic shockwave event which emanated from the north polar region and screamed south, lifting out the entire Rockies and Andes in the process.
Similar events have carved out the mountains of Iran, Pakistan and the Himalayas, primarily west-to-east in direction, as well as the MacDonnell ranges, Kata Djuta, Uluru, and other easily identifiable features in central Australia. There will be other features to be identified in Africa, particularly the Sahara, Morocco and Rift Valey regions.
I realise that much of this results from projectile
shockwave physics, so if any objection is to be made it will probably be on this point. But the point of ionic hypersonic winds is that no projectile is required. A hyper-ionised atmosphere will create the electrical environment required to form these winds by themselves (no bolides required), just like what happens on Jupiter daily.
In the Psalm 114 it says of the Exodus event,
"When Israel went out from Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language,
Judah became his sanctuary, Israel his dominion.
The sea looked and fled; Jordan turned back.
The mountains skipped like rams, the hills like lambs.
What ails you, O sea, that you flee? O Jordan, that you turn back?
O mountains, that you skip like rams? O hills, like lambs?
Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob..."
Routinely dismissed by interpreters as 'flowery metaphor' (Velikovsky), I firmly believe the Psalmist is reminiscing on an ancient, eyewitness tradition of a time when the mountains did indeed skip like playing rams, flying up into the sky before coming down again in new places, just like the new sea fled from YHWH's presence. This Psalm, relating to the Exodus, relates a mountain-reshaping event that happened well after the time of the Flood.
There will be other traditions that confirm this fact, that some of the mountains are young and grew up in their place after some catastrophic event well after the time of the Flood. We are the children of the survivors.
 A. Hall, "Arc Blast - Part 1," Thunderblogs,
May 11, 2016; "Arc Blast - Part 2," Thunderblogs,
May 21, 2016; "Arc Blast - Part 3," Thunderblogs,
May 28, 2016.
 A. Hall, "Arc Blast - Part 1."
 A. Hall, "Arc Blast - Part 1."