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151. Instantaneous Polar Shifts [Journals] [Aeon]
... The real problem is that the whole idea is unphysical in the extreme. Earth acts approximately like a gyroscope in response to lunar and solar tides because (a ) the tidal forces change very slowly when compared to the shear strength of Earth, and (b ) changes in tidal force propagate through the body of Earth at the speed of gravity, which happens to be the speed of light (Earth crossing time about 0.05 seconds). This means that, in effect, the lunar and solar torques are applied to all parts of the Earth simultaneously. But an asteroid impact is (a ) very fast compared to the shear strength of Earth and (b ) ...
152. Evidence of Careenings of the Globe [Books]
... and on the nature of the rocks being cut. Assuming approximately constant average yearly volume, the force created by this perpendicularly falling water is determined by the height of the fall. The kinetic energy created by the fall increases with the square of the speed of falling. The speed of fall in turn increases with height, through acceleration by gravity, at approximately 32 feet per second for each consecutive second of its fall. The wreckage and erosion of the bottom layers of the precipice take place at a faster rate with a higher fall. This wear and erosion become greater than the erosion at the ledges over which the waters fall. Sections of the cliffs give way and fall ...
153. Reversals of the Earth? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... the direction of rotation after inversion remains the same to the external observer is also convincing, but closer study of the proposed explanation raises some doubts. A tippe top inverts in this way and so does the rather more easily obtainable apple, which is probably why one of these is supposed to have helped ISAAC NEWTON to formulate his laws of gravity, rather than a falling tippe top. Is it right to accept the behaviour of such spinning models as an indication of the response of the earth to forces produced by cosmic bodies colliding with it or passing near it? The models are held down in contact with a solid surface by gravity, unlike the Earth in space. What ...
154. Prelude to Creation [Journals] [Aeon]
... "density fluctuations in the disks could form dense clumps that rapidly collapse into giant planets." In a computer model of his own creation, however, the "dense clumps" tended to disperse. Tom Quinn then came to the rescue by refining "the struggle between competing forces in the disc"- that is, the struggle between gravity and the orbital speed of the "dense clumps." According to Quinn, in the end gravity wins and, in a few hundred years, no less, "half a dozen Jupiter-sized bodies" would be formed. [5 ] However, if I may give vent to my ignorance, if there had been but sparse particles ...
155. Shameless Promotion of Pet Paradigms [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... universe and a re-population with entirely new species. For example, the domain of validity of the familiar universal gravitation (F =GMmr-2) has shrunk to the confines of the solar system. Stars in the Milky Way more nearly obey F=GMmr-1. And with the discovery of intrinsic redshifts, galaxies in clusters obey F=0 . Gravity is going extinct! The universe is losing its "essential vertigo": Instead of falling apart in a Hubble recession, galaxies simply hang in space like some analogue of ball lightning. A truly universal theory is needed to replace the provincial and fundamentally occult idea of gravity. Perception, contrary to popular opinion, is not the opposite ...
156. The Velikovskian [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... , No. 3. (1999): The Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion & Cosmology (A Special Issue of The Velikovskian, by Charles Ginenthal) Hard cover, 154pp, ISBN 0-9639759-0-3. Electro-Gravitic Theory of Celestial Motion & Cosmology presents a revolutionary explanation of celestial motion which challenges Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity and Isaac Newton's view that gravity and intertia are the only forces which generate celestial motion. Employing Electro-Gravitic Theory, Charles Ginenthal maintains that celestial bodies exhibit systematic behavior not explained by traditional theory. This theory posits the concept that electromagnetism is a counter force to gravity which can be fully tested in space. This cosmological theory challenges nearly all the established explanations for the birth ...
157. New tallest dinosaur [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... 2000) Home | Issue Contents New tallest dinosaur Kronia List, 09 Jan 2000 Page 13 of the new issue of Popular Science shows a new candidate for dinosaur with the longest neck. Again, for any unfamiliar with this one, scientists have noted over the last few years that a sauropod could not hold his neck upright (in our gravity) since the heart it would take to get blood to its head at such heights would not fit inside its body. They have failed to note that such a creature could not hold its neck outwards either, since that would amount to requiring flesh and blood to deal with upwards of half a million foot-pounds of torque, and that ...
158. Aster and Disaster: The Fallen World [Journals] [Kronos]
... are more nominal than verbal in force, fit this pattern. For the cognation of this form with other forms denoting assault and removal indicates that the early Indo-Europeans thought of bodily integument as something sought for and taken from human victims or animal prey. For them, in short, falling was not a smoothly accelerating movement toward a center of gravity but the frightening experience of being felled, as a shrub or tree is felled. Since the Indo-Europeans are known to have been an exceptionally mobile and aggressive people, as witness their rapid take-over of ancient civilizations from the Aegean Sea to the Indus Valley, it may reasonably be asked if their association of falling with pain and violence was ...
159. An Objective Approach to the Work of Velikovsky [Articles]
... are the fault of Dr. Velikovsky's supporters, and to a great extent, the fault of Dr. Velikovsky himself. First of all, Dr. Velikovsky's theses concern the realms of science, if they are concerned with anything at all. He deals with chemistry and physics, astronomy and astrophysics, geology and paleontology, celestial mechanics and gravity, to name but a few of the areas of the hard sciences in which he has labored. When scientific supporters do emerge for Dr. Velikovsky's hypotheses, however, all too frequently, they are discovered to be working in areas of their disciplines other than those with which Velikovsky has been concerned. And his enemies are quick to ...
160. Velikovsky: Hero or Heretic? [Journals] [SIS Review]
... happening. He concluded, reasonably: "Hypotheses with such odds are usually said to be untenable" [7 ]. This result was widely quoted. But in the calculation Professor Sagan exaggerated the odds against Velikovsky by treating the successive collisions as independent events, whereas in fact it is known to astronomers that, because of the laws of gravity, each collision enhances the probability of the next one. Dr Velikovsky put the matter clearly in rebutting Professor Sagan, when he compared his collisions to a "ten-car pile up on the expressway" [8 ]. It is basic to Velikovsky's theory that there were close encounters between the Earth and a comet or planet in the 15th ...
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