Geology Essays & Paper Examples

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In my opinion, continental drifting definitely occurred. I believe there is plenty of evidence proving that, evidence that anyone could see just by looking at a map. Almost everyone who has looked at a world map or globe has noticed that the continents of South America and Africa seem to fit together fairly well. An even better fit is seen if continental margins (the underwater edge of the continent) are used. Other "fits" like this can be assembled as well, such as the way the coastal outl

Have you ever looked at the map and wondered why the east coast of South America and the west coast of Africa seem to fit together like two pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? If you thought of this, then you are not alone. A scientist named Alfred Wegener also noticed this oddity and this prompted him to develop the continental drift theory. This theory postulates that the world’s continents are shifting in position—that is, they are “drifting” across the Earth’s surface