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A discussion among scientists
Continental Drift
Many difficult problems of geology or plant and animal distributions are explicable if one assumes that the continents have drifted to their present locations from some former position in which they were all joined together in one huge land mass. Attractive though the theory is, it has largely been regarded as ' unproven.' Recent work on the magnetic properties of rocks, however, provides new evidence and thus reopens the question.
Chairman: 0. T. Jones , F.R.S. Emeritus Professor of Geology.
University of Cambridge
J. A. Clegg , Ph.D.
Department of Physics,
Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
Ronald Good
Professor of Botany,
University of Hull H. E. Hinton , Ph.D.
Department of Zoology,
University of Bristol
J. Sutton, Ph.D.
Department of Geology
Imperial College of Science and Technology, London


Unknown: T. Jones
Unknown: J. A. Clegg
Unknown: Hull H. E. Hinton

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