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Berlin- Yesterday scientist Alfred Wegener presented his theoryof continental drift to the German Geological Society Wegeners theoryhypothesizes that all the continents were once all connected and part ofa super continent he calls Pangea Wegener suggests that around 200million years ago the continents started breaking and drifting apartfrom one another to create the formation we see today The evidenceWegener has put behind his theory is quite profound Like others before him Alfred Wegener recognized an uncannycongruence in the shape of coastlines on opposite sides of the AtlanticOcean South Americas east coast appears as if it would fit snuglyagainst Africas west coast - as though one continent had been cut ortorn from the other Then Wegener stumbled upon research findings thatpaleontologists had used to support their conclusion that a land bridgehad once connected Africa and South America Wegener also said that there was much fossil evidence Similarspecies found in widely separated locations While at Marburg in theautumn of 1911 Wegener was browsing in the university library when hecame across a scientific paper that listed fossils of identical plantsand animals found on opposite sides of the Atlantic Intrigued by thisinformation Wegener began to look for and find more cases of similarorganisms separated by great oceans As convincing this theory isAlfred Wegener has no proof to how the continents may have actuallydrifted So could this all be real Or is Alfred Wegeners theory just ahoax to get people thinking We might never know
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