Imagine you were given a job to take mechanical pieces for machines and double them in size. Sounds innocent enough. Now imagine this leading you to write a book entitled “Dinosaurs and the Expanding Earth“. How did THAT happen?
Well that is exactly where Stephen Hurrell, a mechanical engineer from the UK found himself when he was given the task to double the size of mechanical parts for a particular project. When he realized that the weight would not double, but actually increase 8 times, he got to thinking about dinosaurs and their size and why we didn’t have huge land animals today.
After many calculations and investigating the size of the largest land creatures over the millions of years, Stephen came to a shocking conclusion: all evidence pointed to the hypothesis that earth’s gravity was less millions of years ago and that the gravity was becoming stronger over time. Stephen went to the library (no internet in those days) and found some scientists who were showing evidence that the earth is in fact expanding. Now, Stephen had found evidence that it was not only expanding, but it was gaining mass.
That, as scientist and artist Neal Adams says: “changes EVERYTHING”.