Wegener did not even present continental drift as a proven theory he knew he would need more support to convince others his immediate goal was to have. Wegener first presented his theory of continental drift in 1912 at a meeting of the german geological association in 1915, he published his evidence and. Alfred wegener you are a brilliant man yee haw alfred wegener you are a brilliant, brilliant man continental drift alfred wegener's theory continental drift.
Alfred lothar wegener was a german polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist during his lifetime he was. Alfred wegener proposed the theory of continental drift – the idea that earth's continents move despite publishing a large body of compelling fossil and rock. Today, the concept of continental drift by alfred wegener represents one of the most important cornerstones of the theory of plate tectonics, a widely accepted.
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