Exercise 2 - Scott Pagan January 31, 2008 Exercise # 2 The...

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Scott Pagan January 31, 2008 Exercise # 2 The continental Drift theory is a new theory that has changed the scientific community ever the theory was announce in the 1960’s. This theory says that the whole world is on a bunch of tectonic plates that move around the earth, bumping into each other, sliding over each other, and creating new plates. Also with these plates, the earth is constantly releasing energy with earthquakes and volcanoes. In the beginning of the earth there was one supercontinent called Pangaea. This supercontinent began to break away and from more and more smaller continents. The theory about this supercontinent began when people started to realize that it looks like the coasts of the continents were torn apart. Then archaeologists found many fossils in Antarctica that were similar to a warmer climate like one near the earth’s equator. Scientist then believed that maybe Antarctica was actually on the earth’s equator at one point. Later on, in history, archaeologists would compare fossils from different continents and they proved to be similar. This backed up the theory of Pangaea and has been further proven through many experiments
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Exercise 2 - Scott Pagan January 31, 2008 Exercise # 2 The...

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