I know I'm late in joining this discussion, but I wanted to say that I also agree with the ever expanding/growing Earth theory. I guess it really hit me when I took an archaeology class a few years ago and began to wonder how things got buried so quickly in the ground. I mean things that aren't all that old either, like late Native American artifacts that now 10+ feet underground! And the farther you go down, the older the artifacts, of course. Just like sandstone and other rocks, ice cores, ocean cores... everything is in layers. It's like looking at tree rings, and trees "grow" to get those rings. I suppose there is some sediment that drops down with the rain water each time it rains or snows, but I didn't think there was that much dirt in olden-time rain water. Also, I'd thought that rainwater would wash more dirt away than deposit it.
Another "reason" given why artifacts get buried in the earth is due to "gravity". I'm not sure if I completely buy that one either. It'd take an awful lot of pressure to pull an entire layer of earth down by a few feet. The more likely scenario is that it was steadily covered up, not pulled down.
Another (more "woo-woo") type of information that came to me about this subject was from a "dream" I had a few months ago. I dreamed of an advanced civilization that lived on a planet, who's surface was all water. When I asked why their planet was like that, one of the people replied, "That's how old our planet is. Our world and civilization have successfully advanced together, and this is what happens to living planets when they evolved over billions of years. If they are maintained and sustained, the surface lands get covered with water." Unfortunately, I forgot to ask how they grew their food, if there wasn't any land. But then again, I'm not sure if they even needed that kind of food anymore. They were "physical" beings, yet extremely wise in attitude. Their cities hovered above the water, from what I saw in the dream. Anyway, it's only a dream, but it was vivid and this thread made me think about it, so I thought I'd share.
"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it." ~ Mark Twain