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... Universal Mutual Attraction of Masses Theory To Limit a refutation of the theory of attraction of masses to but scant empirical data would be inadequate to sustain such refutation. But the absence of physical proof is buttressed by the theory's own inconsistencies and theoretical inadequacy to explain observable phenomena. The first refutation lies in the fact that the earth does not attract meteors, and is based on elementary observation. The records show that meteors strike the earth haphazardly at all angles, while others approach very close to the earth and pass by without hitting it. This clearly indicates that the meteors are not being attracted by the earth according to the theory of mutual attraction. On the other hand, if ...
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92. Legends based on meteorites [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... From: SIS Internet Digest 1996:2 (Feb 1997) Home | Issue Contents Newsgroup: alt.mythology Subject: Re: Legends based on meteorites From: Mark Isaak, isaak@aurora.com Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 15:50:47 GMT Pretending that Joshua 10 refers to meteors is one of Velikovsky's inventions. Everyone I know who knows Hebrew agrees that "barad" means hailstone. Furthermore, no one has found a field strewn with many meteorites anywhere in the Middle East. For meteorites in mythology, the best source of information is: Newton, Hubert A., 1897. The worship of meteorites. American Journal of Science 3 ...
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93. Forum [Journals] [SIS Review]
... . Backtracking from the orbits of comet Encke and asteroid Oljato, Clube and Napier found that 9,500 years ago these orbits were nearly identical. They conjectured that a major disintegration at that time of one previous prime body created these two bodies and that subsequent disintegrations former the other comets and asteroids of the Stohl stream (enveloping the Taurid meteors, comet Encke and asteroids of Oljato type). They say that around 3500-3000 BC Oljato's orbit would have lain virtually in Earth's orbital plane, making certain a series of close encounters. They propose that the stream (or at least one of its components) was the protagonist in catastrophes afflicting Earth in the past 5000 or more years ...
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... . The Scandinavians have always been the most philosophical amongst mankind as their antiquities and their present temperaments prove. If the world has been built up on cometary contact then we have to come to some trace or traces, if possible, which yield evidence of the method. In regard to this I have contended throughout this work upon evidence that meteors appear invariably to approach the earth from the north-east, the direction of the Pole of the Ecliptic, and the reason advanced for this has been equally divulged, namely, that comets are drawn to the sun, attain perihelion with greater or less disintegration at the first or second time of contact, and in meteoric masses continue their Career ...
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... always burned out, far up in our atmosphere, by the friction produced by their motion. The iron aŽrolite is of different origin. It may be a product of space itself, a condensation of metallic gases. The fact that it reaches the earth without being consumed would seem to indicate that it belongs at a lower level than the meteoric showers, and has, consequently, a less distance to fall and waste. And these views are confirmed by a recent writer,9 who, after showing that the meteoroids, or shooting-stars, are very different from meteorites or aŽrolites, and seldom or never reach the earth, proceeds to account for the former. He says : ...
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96. Focus [Journals] [SIS Workshop]
... which is gradually stripped away at every close approach to the Sun. The theory allows that comets may evolve: by losing only the smallest dust particles and retaining the larger ones as an outer insulating layer protecting the icy core from sublimation, they may lose their envelope and tail. It is believed that such depleted comets may give rise to meteor streams, which retain the cometary orbit. Comet orbits are parabolic. There are two groups of comets: the short-period comets, generally with periods shorter than 10 years, and the long-period comets, most of which have periods exceeding 1000 years. If a long-period comet passes close to Jupiter, it may be converted into a short-period comet ...
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... its fluid evaporates, and it is no longer sensitive."3 And this theory of mine may even point to the manner of the first smelting of an iron ore as an accident in the sacrificial fire. Meteorites. I would not here be misunderstood as controverting, in favour of the natural magnet, the other and the hitherto favourite meteoric origin of sacred stones, meteors containing as much as 90 percent of iron. The two origins would have been independent it is true, but not antagonistic. They are not alone compatible, but would have been mutually supporting tenets, facts, of primeval stone-worship. One class of stones came from heaven; the other pointed there. ...
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98. Annotated Bibliography for Catastrophism [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... book was originally published in 1899 under the title Star Names and Their Meanings. Allen provides a history of the literary and mythological uses of the stars and constellations, including the history of the lunar and solar zodiacs, the legends associated with various constellations and star groups, and the history of astrology. Bjorkman, J. K. "Meteors and Meteorites in the ancient Near East." Meteoritics, 8 (1973), pp. 91 -132. Chadwick, Robert. "Comets and meteors in the last Assyrian Empire.", in World Archaeoastronomy, Anthony F. Aveni, editor. Cambridge University Press, 1989. Kohler, Ulrich. "Comets and falling stars ...
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... . Coincidentally, the phases of the moon occur on the same dates in 1910 as in 1986 and this will again be so when Halley returns in 2062. Once inside the orbital radius of Saturn, these cometary nuclei can absorb only so much solar energy before they evaporate all of their volatiles and break up; the end result is a meteor stream. Once again, this has been observed; Comet Biela broke apart before the eyes of 19th century astronomers to become the Andromedid meteor shower which itself depleted by century's end. This disintegration is also going on continuously at a lower rate: the Orionid and Aquarid meteor showers come from Comet Halley. Sometimes, comets hit planets! ...
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100. Jupiter God of Abraham (Part IV) [Journals] [Kronos]
... electric disturbances can attest to the vehemence with which thunderbolts are known to fall in quick succession for periods of up to half an hour without stop. Just prior to the storm, the overcast often turns a pale sulfurous green and the peals which folIow are of such frightening outbursts that they often drive courageous men to prayer. The belief that meteoric falls were often confused with thunderbolts was much earlier expressed by G. A. Wainwright: "Primitive man could not possibly distinguish between them [i .e ., thunderbolts and meteorites]. In fact among us even today educated, but non-scientific, people are very hazy about them, while uneducated man here and all the world ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 40  -  05 Mar 2003  -  URL: /online/pubs/journals/kronos/vol0901/043god.htm
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