Opinions are divided as to exactly what would be found at world-heart were we to blast open a self-propagating crack in the crust* and send down probes the size of grapefruit (using a million-tonne liquid-iron depth-charge to wash them down rapidly through the lighter rock of the mantle). Some say "An inner core of iron-nickel alloy, in solid phase (despite the immense heat) on account of the even immenser pressure." Others say "Living creatures formed from a denser form of matter, to whom the outer rocks are as tenuous as the atmosphere to us." Others expect "A colossal insect larva that has accreted the Earth around it in the manner of a plant gall, and will split open the crust and hatch when it has fed on human flesh for long enough." Then there is the "Beast shouting love" theory, and the more speculative "Empty void containing a smaller planet, constructed as a prison for the inimical insectoid Bleak" theory.
A few are convinced by Dr J. Marvin Herndon's notion that right in the centre is a breeder georeactor 8 km in diameter, formed from uranium which concentrated there (due to its greater density) rather than dissolving in the outer layers as mainstream geochemists believe. The reactor is diluted with other minerals, and is controlled by its own fission products, which is why the chain reaction has spluttered along for four billion years rather than burning all its fuel in a single super-critical blast.
bumptious censorious threats of litigation against their critics. We are further advised that the word 'maverick' must occur at least once in any article or blogpost devoted to these ideas UNDER PENALTY OF LAW.
The methods employed by the Geophysics Establishment to suppress Herndon's maverickrolls have progressed... once they forced him to publish them in PNAS and the Royal Society, now they provide Current Science and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health as outlets. The former does not lack for prestige, for it is published by a Bangalore university which describes itself as “India’s finest institution in its field”; while the latter comes from MDPI, a publisher of negotiable
teh CHEMTRAILS. Which are really a geo-engineering project to disperse aerosolised fly-ash in the upper atmosphere, in order to poison everyone with aluminium. As one does.
"Snowpiercer", though I could not possibly comment. I am too busy trying to calculate how many flies are required for the combustion.
Showing how expansion tears continents asunder
The Whackyweedia page offers further entertainment. Readers are also directed to the accompanying Discussion page. The good doctor himself makes an appearance, arguing persuasively for the significance of his contributions to the gaiety of nations (which no-one has refuted, at least not to his satisfaction), and convinces the collective Wikieditorship to let the page stand. After all, the Indian Institute of Science is "India's finest institution in its field".
------------------------------------------------* "The work required to initiate the crack is [...] equivalent to a few megatons of TNT explosive, an earthquake of magnitude 7 on the Richter scale, or a nuclear device with a capability that is within the range of those currently stockpiled."
The advocate of that plan subsequently concluded that a much larger probe, kept white-hot by a plutonium reactor to melt its way through rock in "a controlled China syndrome", would be slower-moving but more practical. Fortunately his original scheme has not gone to waste.
** There are far far crazier Expanding-Earth exponents. All this talk of “linited resources” and “conservation” is just another conspiracy to control the sheeple. Oh hi there Anita Laurin (“AL Whitney”):
Independent researcher Cliff High explained (in a recent interview) scientific principles that academicians don’t teach, but that prove we live on an ever expanding planet that actually creates its own matter – to include oxygen, water, oil and even gold.I see her point, who would want to know about the scientific principles that academicians do teach?