Geological evidence shows that (India) had been drifting independently for about 100 million years at the time, but the organisms in the amber are closely related to other species found in northern Europe, Australia, New Guinea and tropical America, the researchers report online this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
That means the fauna of India didn’t evolve in isolation, said study researcher David Grimaldi, the curator in the Division of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
“There must have been some connections between India and Asia that geologists aren’t accounting for,” Grimaldi told LiveScience.
How about this … the geological evidence is wrong, and India was not drifting independently after all? That’s what the Expanding Earth theory guys say.
In other words, the Expanding Earth theory is totally heretical and not accepted by the mainstream, but they are the only people in the world right now who are not surprised by the “unexpected India-Asia ties.” But plate tectonics is so entrenched there is zero chance of it being falsified by this finding. But at least we may say that the Expanding Earth theory has gained a point in its column.