Alfred Wegener proposed the theory of continental drift - The idea that the Earth's continents move over hundreds of millions of years of geologic time - Long before the idea was commonly accepted.
The latest study suggests Earth's plates today move twice as fast as they did 2 billion years ago. maybe because the mantle has got more runny.
Alfred Wegener, a scientist from Germany's theory was the continental drift. Initially, it was rejected. Thirty years, later, Harry Hess provided the proof needed to complete Wegener's theory and became one of the inventors of plate tectonics, a study of Earth.
The Earth is formed by accretion of spatial particulates and large masses and eventually forms an outer crust. Video follows with speculation of early plates and land masses and their movement through time.