As you may know, the hydro plate theory (and I only know the overview of it) attempts to account for the "fountains of the great deep" of the Genesis flood. Basically that plates rest or rested on water and it was opened through the volcanic activity of the earth's extensive basalt mountain ridges on the ocean floor, as well as other areas.
Initially, I was dissuaded from it because it is assumed that water that deep would be only steam. However, from the following article, it would seem that a vast amount of water under the crust is possible.
Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside EarthÃ‚Â article
By Ker Than, LiveScience Staff Writer
Scientists probing the Earth's interior have found a large reservoir of water equal to the volume of the Arctic Ocean beneath eastern Asia. The left figure is a slice through the Earth, taken from the figure on the right, showing the attenuation anomalies within the mantle at a depth of roughly 620 miles.
What completely amazes me is the absolute attempt to fit this into the standard geo model!!
"The water then rises up into the overlying region, which becomes saturated with water" [image]. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It would still look like solid rock to you,Ã¢â‚¬Â Wysession told LiveScience. Ã¢â‚¬Å“You would have to put it in the lab to find the water in it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
"Although they appear solid, the composition of some ocean floor rocks is up to 15 percent water. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The water molecules are actually stuck in the mineral structure of the rock,Ã¢â‚¬Â Wysession explained.
What a con job Wysession is pulling here! First of all, he is talking about hydrated silicate minerals . That is they contain water. Some even contain water molecules between the crystalline sheets. These are found all over the earth. Groundwater is not going to flow freely between these sheets because it at a molecular level!
Second, for the sake of argument, if one wanted to talk about groundwater flowing through the cracks in the rocks this would not constitute an ocean. Wysession says, "You would have to put it in the lab to find the water in it. " If it is that solid then it is solid! It's not jello, not overly saturated quicksand--IT'S ROCK. This would not cause an attenuation in the seismic measurements.
So this appears to be another significant discovery which if taken at face value could give the hydro plate theory a bolster. Hydro plate model says the water is at 10 miles depth (if my memory is correct), and this "ocean" is found at 620 miles!