Popular Science posted an article on Pangaea a week ago or so (8/8/2013). It had a beautiful graphic that caught my eye on what the supercontinent looked like, if we super-impose today’s geo-political boundaries upon the supercontinent for reference. This is the source of my musing today.
Pangaea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. I look at this image and it immediately evoked a serious of questions in my mind:
- Did any landmasses disappear and should the map be more fuller?
- For example, Atlantis, would it have appeared near England/France water areas?
- How about the four great rivers of Genesis?
- Did the islands, like Hawaii or the Azores appear after Pangaea?
- Were there other islands that existed when Pangea did, but disappeared since?
- Would Canada’s Hudson Bay & Great Lakes areas be land or water?
- What about Caribbean Islands?
- Does this SuperContinent shed any light on dinosaur fossil finds, if plotted against this map?
Well those were some of my musings when I saw that map? How about you? Did it give you pause to wonder? Email me!