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Alfred Wegener

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Alfred Wegener

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Alfred Wegener
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We are like a judge confronted by a defendant who declines to answer, and we must determine the truth from the circumstantial evidence.

Alfred Wegener
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It is a strange fact, characteristic of the incomplete state of our current knowledge.

Alfred Wegener
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That totally opposite conclusions are drawn about prehistoric conditions on Earth, depending on whether the problem is approached from the biological or the geophysical viewpoint.

Alfred Wegener
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Scientists still do not appear to understand sufficiently that all earth sciences must contribute evidence toward unveiling the state of our planet in earlier times.

Alfred Wegener
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That the truth of the matter can only be reached by combing all this evidence.

Alfred Wegener
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It is only by combing the information furnished by all the earth sciences that we can hope to determine 'truth' here.

Alfred Wegener
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That is to say, to find the picture that sets out all the known facts in the best arrangement and that therefore has the highest degree of probability.

Alfred Wegener
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Further, we have to be prepared always for the possibility that each new discovery, no matter what science furnishes it, may modify the conclusions we draw.

Alfred Wegener
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The first concept of continental drift first came to me as far back as 1910, when considering the map of the world, under the direct impression produced by the congruence of the coast lines on either side of the Atlantic.

Alfred Wegener
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The Newton of drift theory has not yet appeared. His absence need cause no anxiety; the theory is still young and still often treated with suspicion.

Alfred Wegener
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In the long run, one cannot blame a theoretician for hesitating to spend time and trouble on explaining a law about whose validity no unanimity prevails.

Alfred Wegener
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Their common intensification in certain periods of the earth’s history shows this to be true. However, what is cause and what effect, only the future will unveil.

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