RE: Increase In Gravity

From: Steve Krogh (
Date: Wed Dec 26 2001 - 13:57:05 EST

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    Ahah!! This would lend credence to the expanding-earth theory to also
    explain continental drift.

    Stephen J. Krogh, P.G.
    The PanTerra Group

    > -----Original Message-----
    > From: []On
    > Behalf Of george murphy
    > Sent: Wednesday, December 26, 2001 8:43 AM
    > To: James Taggart
    > Cc:; Dick Fischer; asa
    > 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.
    > Shalom,
    > George
    > George L. Murphy
    > "The Science-Theology Interface"

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