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John Tuzo Wilson developed plate tectonics between 1962 and 1968 and thus explained continental drift and the constant reshaping of the earth’s surface.
This discovery helped transform the controversial notion of continental drift into the far more powerful and explanatory theory of plate tectonics.
Scientists also were trying to resolve debates about continental drift, the idea that continents slowly move along Earth’s surface.
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CONTINENTAL DRIFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of continental drift for English Language Learners
: the very slow movement of the continents on the surface of the Earth
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