Do a google on "Hugh Auchincloss Brown"
Ok, I did.
955 returns on the search.
I spent 23 seconds (my limit - same limit I use for e-mail, by the way) scanning the first two links.
The first link said he was known as a bit of a crack pot.
A man was born in 1880. He earned his PHD in astronomy. But he was always interested in geology. By looking at maps and fossil evidence, he came up with a theory, and published it.
He was widely and loudly denounced by his critics as a crackpot. He died on an expedition to Greenland in 1930, his theory totally denied by modern science.
Then, about 1950, they started mapping the ocean floor and discovered the mid-atlantic ridge. They finally had to accept his theory, but instead of calling it "Continental Drift", they called it "Plate Tectonics"
The most astounding and revealing theory of Geology ever discovered was invented by an astronomer, Alfred Wegener, and never accepted in his lifetime.
posted on 07/25/2003 8:21:34 PM PDT
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