Scientist of Tectonic Plates
Zaira Holguin 1/13/15. Science 6th period
Abraham Ortelius 1527
Major contribution of geology:"Thetrumorbis terrarum"
Why was it important:It was for a a great map and was put in Threatrum.
James Hutton (The Founder of Modern Geology): 1727
Hypothesis or theory: Hutton says God built a great "world machine," and certinly no "evolutin."
Evedince: origin of the earth and of atmophere change.
Why was it important?: Hutton theological thinking about cycles led to his most significant geological contribution.
Source: infoplease.com, www1.umn.edu
Alfred Wegener 1880
Hypothesis or theory:About the continental drift.
Evedince: Experiminted with kites and balloons.
Why was it important?: By1960 they had seen (Hess) that Weagnerss chief idea as well.
Alfred Wegener was a meteordogy (a scienctist who studies weather) before he had become a geologist.
Harry Hess 1906
Hypothesis or theory: That the sea-floor was spreading from vents in the raft.
Evidence: Hess measured the ocean to the deepest points to todays dates .
Why is it so important?: He used this data whiched helped.
(question at the bottom) Arnold Guyot.
Sources: Pbs.org, ansers.com
Dan McKenzie 1942
Hypothesis or theory: About plate tectonics.
Evedince: He showed it through a model proving his theory is right also by using math evidence.
Why was it important?:It showed us what the plates are, it was also the first article about it.
Sources: Dan McKenzie-e-education institute.