Re: Increase In Gravity

From: Walter Hicks (wallyshoes@mindspring.com)
Date: Wed Dec 26 2001 - 15:30:10 EST

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    Yikes!

    And they poke fun at me just because I believe that God made more than one
    universe.

    george murphy wrote:

    > James Taggart wrote:
    >
    > > Every day, a few thousand pounds of space dust settles on the earth.
    > > The only mass leaving earth is the occasional satellite we toss up.
    > > Therefore, over time, the earth is becoming more massive. Hence, the
    > > force of gravity on earth IS increasing. Those of you including a plan
    > > to lose weight in your New Years resolutions should reconsider.
    >
    > The seriousness of this effect is mitigated somewhat if we use a
    > simple model in which the earth's average density remains constant. In
    > this case the earth's radius must also increase so that surface gravity
    > increases more slowly (like M^(1/3) rather than M) with increasing M than
    > it would if the mass always had to be packed into the same volume.
    >
    > Shalom,
    >
    > George
    >
    > George L. Murphy
    > http://web.raex.com/~gmurphy/
    > "The Science-Theology Interface"

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