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Frank Bursley Taylor

(1860—1939)


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(1860–1939)

Taylor was a respected American glaciologist, but is better known for his more speculative cosmology, which included the idea that the Moon was a former comet, captured in the Cretaceous. He published his ideas on continental drift three years before Wegener, but used little evidence to support his theory, and was ignored.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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