Continental drift describes one of the early ways scientists predict plate tectonics and how it moved. But when science changed so did the continental prediction and it has been replaced by today's plate techtonics.
Africa and Europe have been splitting apart for millions of years. The Atlantic ocean has been splitting apart when the continents keep moving away for each other. All the continents in the world used to be all together at one time. scientists believe that the continents could move back together but it will take 250 million years. due to the magma underneath earth crust the continents split apart
the plate tectonic theory formulated to explain the phenomena of continental drift and sea floor spreading. it also lead to the formation of the major physical features on earth.
continents have been moving around the globe for almost 200 years. geologists didn't believe that until mountain evidence is broken. converging currents drive plates onto each other and diverging currents pull them apart