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    Hi,

    I need help with a homework question. I have looked everywhere in the book and tried googling but no luck. Here is the question:

    Wegener felt that Permian glaciation occurred while:
    A. The ocean was frozen solid
    B. the supercontinent Pangea was assembled
    C. Antarctica was near the equator
    D. India was colliding with China

    I think it is C but I can't decide between B and C.


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    I was able to find this answer very easily on a google search. And to be quite honest, I do not see how you cannot find it in your book. It's a very basic part of Wegener's proposition and one thing he's best known for.

    Even the wikipedia page on Alfred Wegener, himself, makes the answer clear.

    I suggest you take the review material and read it- again.


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    Guess I will go with C
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    Quote Originally Posted by AD44 View Post
    Guess I will go with C
    Well, you know what 'guessing' gets you. The work to find the answer is very minimal.

    Enjoy your exams.
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    have a look at this : Alfred Wegener
    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." (Philip K. Dick)
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    have a look at this : Alfred Wegener
    I know that he proposed the continental drift idea and that they have found glacial deposits in tropical continents such as Africa and South America. That's why I was saying the answer had to be C. I just wanted confirmation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AD44 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR View Post
    have a look at this : Alfred Wegener
    I know that he proposed the continental drift idea and that they have found glacial deposits in tropical continents such as Africa and South America. That's why I was saying the answer had to be C. I just wanted confirmation.
    Alright... so, you know what he was known best for... and here are your other clues:
    -What continents were observed to have glaciation from the permian era?
    -Did glaciation occur on those continents during different periods, or at the same time?
    -Given the answers you are stuck between, which answer makes the most sense considering the above, or is one answer exclusive?
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    also, look at Wegener's reconstructions - where's Antarctica ?
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    I guess i was just over-thinking it. The answer is obviously C especially from looking at the reconstruction of Pangaea. Thanks for the clues.
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    So, do you think there were glaciers on the equator?
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    (Facepalm)
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