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Wegener's South America–Africa Assembly, Fit or Misfit?

  • S. Warren Carey (a1)

A statement by Jeffreys that the Wegener fit of South America and Africa is a misfit of 15° has been widely quoted and accepted. However, careful check by any rigorous method will show that these continents do in fact fit together as precisely as their forms can be defined. Whether continental drift be true or false, this argument against it must be abandoned.

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Lees, G. M., 1953. The Evolution of a Shrinking Earth. Quart. Journ. Geol. Soc., cix, 434, 217257.
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Geological Magazine
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