If it's the "floating on water" thing you have a problem with, then you are indeed wrong about that.
Wrong about what???
And the rock above a pocket of subterranean water can absolutely be supported by that water
Great, I don't recall saying anything otherwise.
if the rock's tensile strength isn't taking the whole load.
That doesn't mean it is "floating". Here is the definition according to thefreedictionary.com:
1. Buoyed on or suspended in or as if in a fluid.
2. Not secured in place; unattached.
3. Inclined to move or be moved about: a floating meeting; floating crap games.
a. Available for use; in circulation. Used of capital.
b. Short-term and usually unfunded. Used of a debt.
5. Designed or constructed to operate smoothly and without vibration.
6. Of or relating to an organ of the body that is movable or out of normal position: a floating kidney.
Which of these definitions, or any other definition of the word floating are you comfortable with in disproving my point?
It's also interesting that when someone looks at how the theory would work given what we know of the world you claim it's invalid
What exactly did I claim was invalid? My claim was that we don't know. Are you claiming that we do?
but the second one looks at what conditions would have been necessary for the theory to work you claim "I never said the conditions were ever like that".
Did you actually read what I wrote in my last post or just trying to be obstinate? I don't get you at all.
Let me put it to you once more
, and this time I hope you have the sense to understand plain english. I haven't made ANY claims that the theory would work, or that any counter-arguments to the theory would not work, or did I?
You have to pick one : if an argument against the theory based on present conditions is invalid because conditions could have been different in the past, then you are saying conditions were different in the past in a way that makes the theory work. Because if the conditions were the same, then arguments based on present conditions would be perfectly valid. So which is it ?
have to pick one if you are going to address MY posts. Does a cavity of subteranean water indicate that the rock above that water is "floating"? Yes or no?