Skepticism was directed both at individual melting anomalies that had been assumed to be formed by plumes and at generic issues, such as the temperature and ... for confronting the problems and, most importantly, for considering alternatives, including exploring the full power of the plate tectonic theory. ... The answer to these questions is that the plume paradigm is, on the contrary, often inadequate.
|Title||:||Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms|
|Author||:||Gillian R. Foulger|
|Publisher||:||Geological Society of America - 2005-01-01|