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From: "Allan Connochie" <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 19:30:07 -0000
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"Bob Builder" <> wrote in message
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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.

Jings! and here's me thinking you had a great sense of humour........not
realising that you're actually serious.


Allan





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