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Superman - Ottisburg?
In the movie, while Lex Luthor is explaining his evil plan to Man of Steel, he reveals that he plans to set off a massive earthquake that will cause California to "fall into the ocean".
This is simply not what would happen during a massive earthquake. Two continental plates are sliding parallel to each other along the San Andreas fault. Occassionally, the two plates get stuck, pressure builds up, then eventually releases, which is what causes earthquakes.
So in the case of a huge earthquake, nothing "falls into the ocean". What happens is that one plate shifts up and the other shifts down. Ottisburg would still have been landlocked.
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Albert on 05-14-2000
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Albert writes:
Oh, I did a little research, alright. This "Answers in Genesis" organization ( ) regards the Book of Genesis as a "factual presentation of actual events" and then goes on to assert that Noah brought dinosaurs with him aboard the Ark. Yep, you sure know your science.
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Albert writes:
But we know the film makers didn't believe a man could fly. The way Lex Luthor discusses earthquakes, however, it is quite clear the film makers really believed that California could fall into the ocean.
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snozberries writes:
Oh yeah- and like a flying superhero, humanoid alien saving earth can really happen.
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kodiak writes:
If you actually want to get all that technical about continental plate movement and which direction they move and what would happen with regards to landmasses moving, Do Continental Plates Move? This is not a stupid question. Do a little research. An organization called Answers in Genesis actually researched Continetal Plate movement and found that according to the scientists who stated this movement as fact, they have yet to see any movement (not an inch in many many years through Satelite, precise measurements). Finally, it's about a man who flies around in his underwear. Let's let the movie maker have some fun shall we?
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