[LMB] Betan Earthquake preparedness

Marc Wilson marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sat Apr 23 22:36:10 BST 2016


On Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:54:13 -0700, Damien Sullivan
<phoenix at mindstalk.net> wrote:

>On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 11:28:38AM +0100, Marc Wilson wrote:
>
>> It's interesting to me that plate tectonics has gone from "lunatic
>> fringe idea" to almost "household word" within a human lifespan, though
>> sadly Wegener did not live to see his vindication.
>
>Wegener's fringe idea was continental drift.  Plate tectonics is the
>mechanism that was later developed to explain drift, once geologists
>were convinced drift was happening, and has never been a lunatic fringe
>idea.

Potayto, potahto.

He didn't use the term, but he had the core idea.
-- 
(_E=mc2_)  - a smart arse


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