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Wegener's Theory of Plate Tectonics

Discuss the steps of the scientific method and how Wegener used the scientific method in theory development. Can you explain how the theory of plate tectonics, as proposed by Wegener, was developed following the scientific method?

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1. Discuss the steps of the scientific method and how Wegener used the scientific method in theory development. Can you explain how the theory of plate tectonics, as proposed by Wegener, was developed following the scientific method?

The scientific method is a series of steps that can lead to the discovery of new scientific principles. The steps are:

1.Gathering a set of observations or measurements (a data set) from natural phenomena or experiments.

2.Formulating one or more hypotheses to explain the observations or data. The hypotheses can be conceptual, physical, or mathematical. A hypothesis is unproved and must be testable.

3.Making a set of ...

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This solution explains the steps of the scientific method and how Wegener used the scientific method in theory development. Specifically, it explains how the theory of plate tectonics, as proposed by Wegener, was developed following the scientific method.

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