What Are The Scientific Theories Of The Formation Of The Philippines?


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There are several theories explaining the beginning of the Philippines archipelago, but none of these is sure to true. According to archeologist's and geologists, the most possible scientific explanations for our country's origin are the following:

1. The Philippines is a remnant of a lost continent in the Pacific Ocean called MU or Lemuria, the other remnants of which are Marianas and other mid-Pacific Islands, and Borneo, Java, Sumatra, and Celebes.

2. The Pacific or Magmatic theory which says that the Philippines came into existence after the eruptions of volcanoes beneath the ocean and the piling up of what they threw out. This theory adds that the rocks, which include the cores of our mountain systems of today, are similar to the rocks found beneath the ocean.

3.The Asiatic theory, which states that the Philippines was once a part of continental Asia. At the end of the last Ice Age when the entire world was covered with Ice, the ice melted, causing the seal level to rise and submerge the rest of the earth, including the land bridges that had connected the Philippines to the Asian main land.. The similarity between Philippine plants and animals with those in Asia strongly supports this theory. The Benguet pine is the same variety of pine tree as that growing in the Himalayan Mountains between China and India. In addition, this theory states that the Philippine mountain ranges follow the coastline of Asia of which they were once a part.
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Scientific theory on how Philippines was form?
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The Phillipine Islands are formed From Volcanic activity. As the volcano spews out lava more and more land forms and it becomes the island. Another example of this is the Hawaiian Islands.

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