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Since the beginning of human kind there has been a cloud of wonder regarding the origin of our planet. Scientist interested in this field through out the years have developed many different theories to how our planet came about. Before the Twentieth Century, scientist and geologist alike revolved in the idea that Mountain building was due to the massive contractions of the earth caused by the gradual cooling of molten rocks. In 1900, American scientist Joseph Le Conte, published an article in the Appleton’s Popular Scientific Monthly. He described that the problem in understanding mountain building was establishing the cause of sideways pressure. “The most obvious and as yet the most probable view is that it is the result of the secular contraction of the earth which has gone on throughout the whole history and is still going on.” (2)
It was not until 1910, that an American Geologist named F.B.Taylor, proposed the idea of a continental dri...
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