A Revolution In Earth Science

CIM Bulletin, 1968

J. TUZO WILSON, Professor of Geophysics, University of Toronto.

This is a major discovery in the earth sciences, first fully revealed this winter, but already widely accepted. The basis of this revolution, for it is no less, is that measurements of three different features of the earth all change in exactly the same ratios. These ratios are the same in all parts of the world. The results from one set are thus being used to make precise numerical predictions about all the sets in all parts of the world. No such accurate correlations and predictions have ever been found before in geology or areal geophysics. The whole subject of earth science has thereby been radically altered.
Keywords: Change, Continental drift, continental drift, earth science, geology, geophysics, mid-ocean ridges, Fault, Faults, flow, geology, Geophysics, Oceans, Systems