Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for Promoting Useful Knowledge, Band 47

The Society, 1908

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Seite 662 - THE heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
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Seite 267 - We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. To this purpose the philosophers say that nature does nothing in vain, and more is in vain when less will serve; for nature is pleased with simplicity, and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.
Seite 176 - To form some conception of the degree of coarse-grainedness indicated by this conclusion, imagine a globe of water or glass, as large as a football,1 to be magnified up to the size of the earth, each constituent molecule being magnified in the same proportion. The magnified structure would be more coarse grained than a heap of small shot, but probably less coarsegrained than a heap of footballs.
Seite 177 - Kelvin has shown that if a drop of water were magnified to the size of the earth the molecules of water would be of a size intermediate between that of a cricket ball and of a marble.
Seite 183 - ... the earth were perfectly rigid. It seems therefore nearly certain, with no other evidence than is afforded by the tides, that the tidal effective rigidity of the earth must be greater than that of glass.
Seite 15 - Further researches on the physics of the earth, and especially on the folding of mountain ranges and the uplift of plateaus and continents produced by movements of lava beneath the crust arising from the secular leakage of the ocean bottoms.
Seite 272 - ... may confidently come to the conclusion that the forces which slowly and by little starts uplift continents, and those which at successive periods pour forth volcanic matter from open orifices, are identical.
Seite 310 - There are certain diseases in which these remedies are regularly prescribed, both for internal and external use. The value which they possess in these cases does not seem to have any relation to their use in the healthy organism except when properly prescribed as prophylactics. The fact that any remedy is useful in disease does not appear to logically warrant its use at any other time.
Seite 240 - Appalachian and other American mountain regions. To explain such deposits he supposed that marine currents had formerly traversed these regions and by gradually depositing sediments of great weight had also sunk the crust till at length a great thickness was attained. When the rocks thus formed had become solidified and crystallized the borders of the continent were afterwards upraised somehow. He did not indicate how the uplift had come about, nor did he think that the mountain regions had been...

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