What differences exist between the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift that led geologists to rightly accept one but reject the other?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread
When the theory of "continental drift" was first proposed, it was rejected, in part because there were no mechanism to explain why the continents moved. Untill the proposal of plate tectonics, in 1960's. What differences exist between the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift that led geologists to quickly accespt one but reject the other?
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Scientists found that the alignment of magnetic particles in rock respond to the earth's magenetic field of that time, when ALfred Wegener developed HIS theory, he only had plants and animal similarities, but this had magnetic force as explanation or evidence.
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