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"
This did get my attention. I have had, and still do, a keen interest in geology - started when I moved into an area that was "hot" - Nevada - 20 some years ago.
I make no claims to expert knowledge, but I know enough that the Feds intent to carry on with Yucca Mountain is truly stupid. Several "go arounds" on this forum with other folks - all well east of here, curiously enough :) - that think all their nuclear waste should go to Nevada.
The ignorant are, sometimes, blinded by their stupidity.
As for your link, I thank you. Book marked and will be reading about soon.
When the idea that the current continental configuration was indeed "fluid" was first published - it was shunned.
Then it was proved. Pangea (sp ?) to what we have now - ever changing, etc.
Again, I am fortunate to live out west - where it's happening - seismically speaking.
I think there are about 20 people in this town that know there is an "extinct" volcano in the mountain range that borders the east side of this valley. Or know about the "Long Valley Caldera" on the California / Nevada border. The last time it blew it covered this area in 6" of ash - and that event was not all that long ago, in geologic terms.
I poked fun with my first post. No offense intended. I do apprecitate the link you sent.