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Comment: 04:35 - 05:23 (00:48)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 5. The Birth of a Theory
Keywords: "Alfred Wegener", Africa, "South America", "mineral deposit", formation, Brazil, Argentina, mountain, "continental drift"
Our transcription: When he fit Africa against South America, Wegener discovered that the rocks of a South African mineral belt coincided with similar formations in Brazil.
A South African mountain range ending at the coast lined up nicely with a similar range in Argentina.
Furthermore, the areas of ancient rock in Africa formed a continuous belt with those in South America.
Wegener wrote it is just as if we were to refit the torn pieces of a newspaper by matching their edges and then check whether the lines of print run smoothly across.
If they do, there is nothing left but to conclude that the pieces were, in fact, joined in this way.
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