Our Planet Is Not Still
Before the discovery of the tectonic plates, people thought the idea of continental drift was pseudoscience. After all, how could such large pieces of rock move from one place to another? That would be silly! But thanks to science, what was once considered the ramblings of a mad scientist eventually became an accepted scientific theory.
With images like this, it’s not hard to see why the theory is so successful. What you’re seeing is the gap between two actual tectonic plates. It’s generally believed that the tectonic plates move at a rate of 2.5 centimeters annually. That’s not a lot, but when the plates grind up against each other, it means disaster for humanity.