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From: "Bob Builder" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2003 08:35:04 -0000
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"rick" <> wrote in message news:...
> Bob Builder wrote:
>
> > "Mike Day" <> wrote in message
> > news:3e709dfd$0$4846$...
> > >
> > > "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?
> > >
> >
> > Obviously warm enough to cause the great flood,
> > the like of which has never been seen since.
> >
> > Bob
>
> Hmm. So, the sun melted the ice caps, causing the flood? Which would imply that
> the earth was moving *towards* the sun, otherwise there wouldn't be any ice caps
> to melt. Now, we are moving away?
> Damn. I gotta pack. I *hate* moving....

The maths is very complicated but when the earth was closer to the
sun it not just travelled a shorter distance but also travelled much faster.
The correllation between the length of the year and the surface temperature
of the planet is not at all straightforward.

For the moment, I'm prepared to give the benefit of the doubt to the editor of the
Bible.

Bob









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