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The continental conversation: the theory of continental drift

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Introduction

The Daily Dimwits                 16th January 1912

The Continental Conversation

Wegener also suggests that continents have not always been in their current positions and that they have drifted. His book is about the supercontinent named ‘Pangaea.’

German man aged 32 publishes

theory of continental drift.        This book raises all sorts of

                                                        ludicrous ideas including the idea

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Middle

published his theory of continental        plants have been found on Arctic

drift. We all know the crinkly surface        Islands, where the present climate

of the earth is caused by the shrinkage        would have killed them off help to

of the surface as it cooled down after        prove his theory of continental drift.

the earth was formed.                                

                                                        Scientist’s reactions have been very

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Conclusion

Meteorology and Navigational                I’ve calculated that the forces

Astronomy also claims that the                needed to move the continents like

discoveryof the same species of plant         this would have stopped the earth

and animals fossils found in India,         rotating.”

Africa,South America and Australia

help prove the idea of a ‘jigsaw planet.’         

However, he has completely ignored

the fact that scientists have already

explained that this is because

there had once been land bridges.

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