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Science  06 Jun 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5881, pp. 1291
DOI: 10.1126/science.1155214

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Abstract

Silver and Behn (Reports, 4 January 2008, p. 85) proposed that intermittent plate tectonics may resolve a long-standing paradox in Earth's thermal evolution. However, their analysis misses one important term, which subsequently brings their main conclusion into question. In addition, the Phanerozoic eustasy record indicates that the claimed effect of intermittency is probably weak.

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