50 year's have passed since the continental drift theory first began to gain acceptance. This is an important time period because the geologic community was completely split between those who found evidence of drift "formidable" and those who did not. As we now know, continental drift is found to be the cause of many of our environmental occurrences such as earth quakes and volcanoes. This is important because it shows how far we have come in knowledge about our world in just fifty years. It shows that even when people laugh at an idea, it may be so important that it could radically change a field of study. Never give up on your dream.