I do not propose the notion of Planetary Genetics lightly. Truth to tell, its primary basis, at present (which at first glance admittedly appears to pertain to a fable from crackpot paradise), is one lone image, provided recently by NASA, of the entire surface of the red planet Mars.
In a video which notes the evidence for tectonic plate activity on Mars (available on his web site and viewable through this link), Neal Adams guides us on a splendid journey across the surface of our sister planet, careening from side to side and from site to site with eloquent ease, as if he had himself made this journey a thousand times in the past. The result is a ravishing, almost first-hand experience, as if we were there with him in a spacecraft, gliding over the surface of the red planet and exploring its wonders.
In the midst of the video clip, Neal utilizes the image of Mars provided by NASA, in order to compare it to Earth and explain how the tectonic development on both planets echo each other. It is accompanied by an observation that "Mars compares to Earth, but upside down", which is the basis of the composite image he produced for this purpose. The image (which was once also viewable as a separate image at his own web site, but has since been removed) is used to compare the polar caps of both planets. Neal, however appears to wantonly ignore a rather striking observation, easily made by most anyone who would ponder the composite image for a few moments.
The resemblance of the Martian surface features (the darker areas which are mostly upper tectonic plates) to our own Earth's continental crust, when viewed upside down - appears to be simply uncanny and cannot be easily ignored. Even at a quick glance, the dark areas on Mars resound with a subliminal association to our own Earth's continental shapes.
It would be simple to dismiss, perhaps, were it only for the strong resemblance and placement of the Africa-like shape that dominates the surface of Mars. Or the one that looks like Australia. Or the entire stretch that mimics Europe, the Far East and North America. It might be easy to dismiss all this as a strange coincidence, such as when we see familiar shapes in the clouds. The clinchers, however, are the two broad lines of dark features which rest in the exact same relative position, and turned diagonally at exactly the same angle, to mimic the right-angled corner of our Earth's South America.
I am all too aware that I must not be the only one in awe of this as we look at the images before us.
I would think that any geologist looking at this and considering its implications, who doesn't become somewhat obsessed with it... well, I simply don't believe that curious geologists with a thirst for knowledge would ignore such an observation. I would find it difficult to understand why this image should not become a focal basis for the further exploration of Neal Adams' theory of a Growing Earth, within the scientific community, which continues to scramble in the dark for a comprehensive model for the creation and structure of our universe.
Could it be that fate of design had once swept our system and decided to use the red planet as a canvas, producing a sketch of the Earth as a model on its surface?
Or could it be that the electro-magnetically driven plasmatic cauldrons, in the heart of the Earth, moons and other planets - which appear to be manufacturing new mass and matter particles causing the growth and expansion we are seeing more evidence for recently - well, could it be that this fiery core of any given solar system's planetary bodies - which may well originate from a said solar system's own sun... could it just be that this sub-atomic nuclear interplanetary developmental system carries some type of code, which also defines the fault lines within the tectonically structured bodies that it creates, in order to cause the formation of specific shapes and features, common to any group of planetary bodies manufactured within a specific solar system... much in the same way that brothers and sisters within a family, carry a genetic code which allows them to grow up to resemble each other?
I do not propose this notion lightly at all. I simply find it diffictult to ignore what this photograph provided by NASA is telling us.
The mother sun and its children planets.