Re: Random Facts.
Random Fact. Plate Tectonics is all theroy. So everything we thought we knew about how the continants shifted on plates, my all be wrong.
Plate tectonics (from the Greek word for “one who constructs”) is a theory of geology developed to explain the phenomenon of continental drift, and is currently the theory accepted by the vast majority of scientists working in this area. In the theory of plate tectonics the outermost part of the Earth’s interior is made up of two layers, the outer lithosphere and the inner asthenosphere.
Plate tectonic theory arose out of two separate geological observations: continental drift, noticed in the early 20th century, and seafloor spreading, noticed in the 1960s. The theory itself was developed during the late 1960s and has since almost universally been accepted by scientists and has revolutionized the Earth sciences (akin to the development of the periodic table for chemistry, the discovery of the genetic code for genetics, or evolution in biology).