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DCP-LETT-12901

To T. M. Reade   9 December 1880

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Summary

Comments on TMR’s "Oceanic islands" [Geol. Mag. 8 (1881): 75–7]. Fact that oceanic islands are all volcanic argues for view that no continent ever occupied the oceans. Chalk seemed best evidence of ocean having existed where continent now stands. CD leans to view that continents have occupied present positions since Cambrian.

Summary

Comments on TMR’s "Oceanic islands" [Geol. Mag. 8 (1881): 75–7]. Fact that oceanic islands are all volcanic argues for view that no continent ever occupied the oceans. Chalk seemed best evidence of ocean having existed where continent now stands. CD leans to view that continents have occupied present positions since Cambrian.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-12901
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Reade, T. M.
Sent from
London
Source of text
Liverpool University Library
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 12901,” accessed on 26 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-12901

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