Are The Beautiful Rocky Mountains In The Wrong Place?
Living in Colorado means living in/near the Rocky Mountains, but there is serious debate as to why "The Rockies" are where they are. Really?
The Earth is full of natural wonders, that's for sure; to find out that the Rocky Mountains qualify as one, and not for just being so beautiful, is intriguing not just to Coloradans.
Formally known as the North American Cordillera, the Rocky Mountains stretch for 3,000 miles from Alberta and British Columbia south into New Mexico; part of that 3,000 miles includes, of course, going through Colorado.
People who have grown up in Colorado or lived here a long time might be very interested to find out that there are serious questions as to why the Rocky Mountains are there at all.
WHY DO THEY SAY THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE?
A YouTube channel dedicated to science posted a video discussing how science has a hard time explaining the Rockies.
The problem is that the mountain range is so far from the Pacific coast, like how the Appalachian Mountains are near the Atlantic coast.
FOUR THEORIES, NO CONSENSUS
If you're a geologist, the lingo, jargon, and scientific theories may be easy to understand; for a "layman," it's kind of difficult. But you can walk away knowing that the scientists don't "know" exactly how the Rocky Mountains were formed. The smartest guys in the room have no real consensus — that seems crazy.
The Rockies have been around for millions of years, and there have been millions of scientists, geologists, and explorers here on Earth within that time. You would think that these mountains wouldn't still be a mystery.
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