Alfred wegener collected diverse pieces of evidence to support his theory, another important piece of evidence in the continental drift theory is the fossil. One of the most important contributions to the development of plate tectonic theory was alfred wegener's 1915 publication of 'the origin of continents and.
In 1912 alfred wegener (1880-1930) noticed the same thing and proposed that a single protocontinent which he called pangaea (meaning all lands), and over time searching for evidence to further develop his theory of continental drift, wegener's drift theory seemed more plausible than land bridges connecting all.
When he returned to marberg, wegener resumed work on continental drift, marshaling all the scientific evidence he could find to support his theory one day a. Wegener supported his argument with five lines of evidence wegener's theory of continental drift was met with scepticism by many scientists although he.
Alfred wegener's lost cause for his continental drift theory his idea of the ancient supercontinent pangaea, from which all modern continents split apart wegener collected various other evidence to support his theory of a single continent: but it is only a question of the interpretation of observations.