Sample Paper on Scientific Predictions

Scientists are predicting that in coming years, there would be fewer continents. According to Broad (1), the Mediterranean is going to vanish. Thereafter the Red Sea together with sea life and the magnificent coral reefs will fade away. San Francisco will have a coarse neighborhood as Los Angeles. The southern region of California will drift to the west coast. This will enlarge Alaska. All changes have been predicted to occur in the subsequent 25 million years. By then the Gulf of California will broaden to the seaway.

(The New York Times)


The earth’s movements have attributed the changes. Through animations, museums and textbooks, scientists are defining these changes of the planet’s face to the public (Broad, 3). The forecasts have been supported by the present developments of the northward movement of South California. This study is significant as it offers deeper information on the investigation on the plate tectonics. The research on tectonics is a study on slowness. The public is attracted to the study of geology. Students therefore will be grateful for the impermanent earth. They will further understand where the earth has come from and where it s headed to. For instance, Africa will drift to the north thereby merging with Europe. This movement will replace the Mediterranean Sea with the Mountains. This gigantic continent will be called Eurasia. This forecast is significant, as it has further highlighted the perceived scientific period. Geologists often consider time span differently. One year is often assumed to stand for the past. These foreseen 50 million years, would therefore be around four days (Broad, Para 9). Therefore, these changes are presumed to take place very soon. Further changes to take place after the 50 million years may be assumed a theory.


Work Cited

Broad, J. William. Long-Term Global Forecast? Fewer Continents. 2007, 9th January. New York Times.