So I'm watching a show on the history channel last night called "How the Earth was made", and it actually presented solid evidence for the formation of the earth billions of years ago. They talked about plate tectonics and how the continents shifted. The theory of continental drift is pretty solid, as we see yearly continents and land masses drift a few centimeters. The Pacific Plate is moving away from North America at 4 cm/yr, and the Indian plate is approaching the pacific plate at 7 cm/yr. At such a rate, continents drift apart very slowly, and for them to reach their present distance would've taken millions of years. If we look on answersingenesis.com, we find this article: http://www.answersingenesis.org/home/area/answersbook/continental11.asp#10 The main argument these young earth creationists have about plate tectonics is a theory called "catastrophic plate tectonics." A man named Baumgardner, a creation scientist, is "acknowledged as having developed the world's best 3-D super-computer model of plate tectonics." What does a computer animation mean? Well it could mean a lot if the information in the program is accurate, and can be proven to be accurate by other scientists. Here's the catch though: Baumgardner has not published his so called "findings" of catastrophic plate tectonics in any peer-reviewed science journal, other than creation science magazines. Baumgardner proposes the idea of runaway subduction. The following link explains what it is and all about Baumgardner's ideas: http://home.entouch.net/dmd/subduction.htm So, any young earth creationists out there, (I won't name names, you know who you are) what is your theory on plate tectonics? How did the continents drift apart? Also, thought this little bit at the end of the answers in genesis article was funny: "There may even be major modifications to the theory that increase its explanatory power, or future discoveries could cause the model to be abandoned. Such is the nature of scientific progress. Scientific models come and go, â€˜But the word of the Lord endures forever'."