Dynamic Planet B/C

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Hey this is a bit interesting but I was reading through an earth sci textbook I had the other day and I’m now confused if it was either Frank B. Taylor or Wegner who proposed continental drift first.
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So Frank had the first hypothesis in 1908 but Wegener found it and developed it further in 1912. Wegener is often credited for it, however.
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donjuanpond wrote: May 6th, 2021, 12:25 pm So Frank had the first hypothesis in 1908 but Wegener found it and developed it further in 1912. Wegener is often credited for it, however.
This is correct. Wegener is the one that proposed it to the world, largely because Frank didn't have the evidence and decided against publishing his hypothesis.
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donjuanpond wrote: May 6th, 2021, 12:25 pm So Frank had the first hypothesis in 1908 but Wegener found it and developed it further in 1912. Wegener is often credited for it, however.
Ah ok, thanks
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