Continental drift and a theory of convection

@article{Wilson1990ContinentalDA,
  title={Continental drift and a theory of convection},
  author={J. Tuzo Wilson},
  journal={Terra Nova},
  year={1990},
  volume={2},
  pages={519-538}
}
  • J. Wilson
  • Published 1 November 1990
  • Geology
  • Terra Nova
Early geologists considered that the Earth's surface is rigid and unchanging. They assumed that the whole Earth is static, except for enough sub-surface contraction to build mountains. After seismology developed, most geophysicists agreed. A few scientists, notably Wegener, favoured a more mobile Earth. About 1965 fresh evidence showed that both theories were too simple. This evidence explained why neither theory had been able to relate the whole Earth's behaviour to laws of physics. Hence… 
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