Wed 30 Apr, 2014 12:05 am
Which is evidence supporting the theory of continental drift?
The Appalachian Mountains of North America are continuous with mountains of Scotland and Scandinavia.
Continents move through oceanic crust.
Glaciers are found across North America and Europe.
Different fossils are found on different continents.
Think a little bit---a Appalachian mountains are old--the oldest on the Earth--what is the age of the European they are continuous with?
Plates are solid chunks floating on a pool of liquid rock----continents are thicker and above sea level, oceanic plates are below sea level---hmmmmm!
Glaciers are made of water---they do last a long time, but they melt. What is that conditions that make ice form---what are the causes for these?
Interesting this one can be rewritten to other ways---similar fossils different continents--what does this say?
Vastly divergent species on same continent--again what does this say? Hint look up Wallace Lines.
Your case--different continents, different fossils--what does this say?