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From: Dick Jackson <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 08:33:20 -0800
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On Thu, 13 Mar 2003 15:08:01 -0000, "Mike Day"
<> wrote:

>
>"Bob Builder" <> wrote in message
>news:b4phoh$4cj$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
>>
><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?
>
Cosmology was different in the Genesis era. God said "Let there be
light" on the first day but created the sun a few days later. See -
the normal rules did not apply.

Dick J


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