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From: "Mike Day" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:08:01 -0000
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"Bob Builder" <> wrote in message
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>
<snip>
> > Genesis 5: 6
> > And Seth lived an hundred and five years, and begat Enos;
> > Genesis 5: 7
> > And Seth lived after he begat Enos eight hundred and seven years, and
> > begat sons and daughters;
> > Genesis 6: 8
> > And all the days of Seth were nine hundred and twelve years; and he
died.
> >
>
> Years were much shorter then because
> the Earth was nearer the Sun.
>
> Bob
>
So Seth and co lived approx. 900 years. That is nominally of the order of
10 times more than a healthy individual in western society might live today.
Let us assume that the actual years at that time were in fact shorter for
the reason Bob states.

Assuming the mass of both the sun and the earth are unchanged:

1. How much nearer to the sun would the earth have to be to provide an orbit
of approximately 1/10th of the current duration?

2. How much warmer would it have been on the earth's surface as a
consequence?

Mike




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