Ahah!! This would lend credence to the expanding-earth theory to also
explain continental drift.
Stephen J. Krogh, P.G.
The PanTerra Group
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> Subject: Re: Increase In Gravity
> 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.
> George L. Murphy
> "The Science-Theology Interface"
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