Why didnt people accept Wegeners theory of drift?

alls i have in my notes are that they looked for tracks, and couldnt find any so the idea was ignored for the next 50 years. i read something online like it was because people couldnt understand the idea of the continents moving over the plates?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Wegener could not demonstrate a suitable driving mechanism for continental drift. It wasn't until seafloor spreading and geomagnetic reversals were discovered in the 50's and 60's that a driving mechanism could be theorized.

  • 1 decade ago

    People didn't believe the theory of plate tectonics because wegener couldn't prove it,we could not see the earth moving so obviously we didn't believe him,but now we see plates leaking magma and forming new islands,like I said we have to see it to believe it.

  • 5 years ago

    Clause they r d.umb

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