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Who was Alfred Wegener and what did he theoriza i always wonder... thanks?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    He was something of the forefather to plate tectonics (that the surface of the earth was created by the movement of vast plates). Wegner noticed that the contents fit together like a big jigsaw puzzle, and theorized that they were one continent at one time. He did not understand the mechanisms, however.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    in the early 1900s two scientists, the American F.B. Taylor and the German Alfred Wegener, put forward a theory called Continental Drift. they pointed out similarities between the shapes of the continents on opposite sides of the Atlantic and suggested that North America had once been joined to Europe and South America to Africa. but somehow they had broken apart and drifted to their present positions. similar rocks, rock structures and fossils were found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. one fossil plant, called glossopteris flourished in the Carboniferous and Permian periods. fossils of this plant were found in India and in all southern continents. but glossopteris had heavy seeds which winds could not have blown far. how then did this plant spread around these widely separated areas? technological support for continental drift - well developed sonar used in WWII

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