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Darwin-L Message Log 3:12 (November 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

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<3:12>From jlipps@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU  Tue Nov  2 11:53:55 1993

Date: Tue, 2 Nov 93 09:58:52 PST
From: jlipps@ucmp1.Berkeley.EDU (Jere Lipps)
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: scientific and popular explanations / human evolution

I too agree with Langdon re: AA.  Continental drift, however, was not almost
unanimously rejected.  Many British and southern hemisphere geologists believed
it, as did some paleontologists.  It was rejected by Americans because no
believable mechanism could be determined that would allow it.  Once plate
tectonics was developed, it was immediately accepted by almost everyone.  But
this is not "continental drift" as formerly advocated.
Jere Lipps

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