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Comment: 22:40 - 23:42 (01:02)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 5. The Birth of a Theory
Keywords: "Gary Ernst", "plate tectonics", theory, "Apollo Mission", Moon

Our transcription: Plate tectonics theory fundamentally changed the way Earth Scientists view our world.
Acceptance of the theory has taken hold worldwide, although a few skeptics remain.
There are skeptics to every theory, and I guess you would have to say whether we are talking about evolution or a spherical Earth.
You would have to say there are skeptics.
There are people I am told who don't believes that the Apollo Mission actually went to the moon.
My belief is that it is a very healthy thing that there are such skeptics because they test our honesty basically.
It's the emperor has no clothes sort of phenomenon.
We all believe in a new hypothesis and accept it so completely that perhaps we don't test where we should, and it is very important that these skeptics exist.

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