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    Introduction Fredrick Douglass once said “If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” (Douglas, n.d.). This seems to fit the life of Alfred Wegener and his struggle to prove his theory of Pangaea and continental drift. A brief overview of his life, his research, and difficulties he faced will be presented. In addition, discussing why Mr. Wegener’s theory was so widely criticized, other scientists’ objections, and his use of certain fossil organisms for his theory. Mr. Wegener’s Life Alfred Wegener was born in Germany in 1880 and later went on to study at the University of Berlin where he completed his doctorate in astronomy in 1904 (Hughes, 1994). Instead of pursuing astronomy, Mr. Wegener was intrigued by meteorology and went on to…

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    Eduard Suess who was a geologist who originally named Gondwana, Gondwanaland. He got the name from the region of central India. Central India had geological formations that match those of similar ages in the southern hemisphere. There was also many species found on Gondwana. These species include a lot of frogs and toads. These fossils were found from the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Lastly, the effects Gondwana went through had an effect on other periods of time. There is even a Eastern…

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    Alfred Lothar was a famous scientist and lived from 1880 to 1930. He was born in Berlin, Germany. He got a PhD in astronomy but soon wanted to study meteorology and paleoclimatology. He continued his work in Germany and Austria. He was most famous for his continental drift theory. Alfred Wegener stated his theory in 1912. His theory stated that all the continents were once all joined together but slowly drifted apart as time went on. He called it Pangaea. People did not believe him until the…

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    two cycles are both known to have been the cause of two of our supercontinents, Pangaea and Rodinia. The life cycle of these gargantuan masses of land go into much more detail, an example of this is the interactions with the landmass and volcanism. Supercontinents relationship to volcanism is similar to mother and child. The supercontinents (child) need the volcanism (mother) to happen to be created. This is also the destruction of the enormous islands. This happens in the Earth’s mantle. From…

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    Pangaea Theory

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    reasons, is this world is a puzzle, the 7 continents all fit together perfectly, my next theory of pangaea is fossils, then my explanation on mountains, and then i will prove my theory of ice sheets. These are the four reasons why pangaea is real. 300 million years ago there was only one super continent it was called pangaea. 200 million years ago pangaea started to break up, the pieces drifter apart to their current position. My first proof I will be explaining is jigsaw fit. This makes…

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    Mass Extinction In Movies

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    The Massest of Mass Extinctions With all the post-apocalyptic themed movies coming out of Hollywood, most people are probably familiar with the concept of a mass extinction. In those kind of movies the cause is often a manmade problem, such as nuclear war. However, in the earth’s distant past, we were not around to destroy ourselves. So what happened? 250 million years ago the Permian period came to an end in a mass extinction causing 95% of species living in the ocean to die (Cort, 2006). To…

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    Continental Drift Gondwana was an ancient supercontinent that existed hundreds of millions of years ago. It was made of many continents that we know today. It broke up a long time ago because of something called Continental Drift. Continental drift is what it is called when the tectonic plates move around and rearrange and reshape the continents. Gondwana was made up of 5 main pieces; Africa, South America, Australia, India, and Antarctica. Gondwana existed roughly 300-180 million…

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    1. Explain why Earth and other planets were not solid when they formed during the beginning of the Precambrian, approximately 4,600 million years ago (MYA) The Precambrian period was also known as the Hadean and the reason why it was not solid yet was that the planets of the solar system were just starting to form and they were not even solid rocks yet they were just starting to form from dust particles. 2. What was this particular time period called? This particular period was called the…

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    Throughout time, many ideas have come and gone about the movement of continents, some saying that it’s true, and some saying that it’s not. One theory, though, is the most well known and the one most people believe to be true. This is the continental drift theory, created by Alfred Wegener, a German meteorologist. Alfred Lothar Wegener was born on November 1st, 1880 to a German family. He was the youngest child of Richard and Anna Wegener. He had 2 siblings, a sister named Tony Wegener, and a…

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    How Is Pangaea Like Zeus

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    Pangaea was one of the most strongest gods, next to Zeus. Pangaea in actually Zeus’s brother, but Zeus doesn’t like to talk about him. Pangaea was the oldest out of the four brothers. When Zeus became the god of gods, Pangaea had to bow down to his little brother. Nobody likes to talk about Pangaea because he died many centuries ago. Pangaea was the God Of War and was very muscular. Many people feared Pangaea. Even the great and powerful Zeus used to fear him. When Zeus became the lord of the…

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