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Suppression of sun heat—The theory implies glacial action to account for the denudation of the country—The views of Mr. Jennings—Laplace’s hypothesis of creation—The moon convulsed with volcanic action—Metallic state of meteors—shriver of gold—Condition of the planets—One system of law has controlled the development of the solar system—Von Mayer’s meteoric theory—Variable stars Sun spots, and their periodical character; and are due to the influence of the large planets—They are coexistent with magnetic storms.
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The trade wind and accompanying current are partially due to the axical revolution of the earth.
Dr. Mädler the German astronomer to whom allusion has just been made, has recently I believe, measured the heights of more than a thousand mountains on the moon. Twenty of them are higher than Mount Blanc the highest peak of the Alps of Europe, and one is nearly 25,000 ft high, four times as high as Mt. Washington.
Astronomers and chemists know nothing about the nature of the original matter from which the universe was formed. They even withhold conjecture whether it was hydrogen, oxygen or some other known gas. The chemist Braconnet raised various plants on glass with no other envelop than a little raw cotton, weighed and its quality analyzed. He fed them in carefully distilled water. They thrived and matured. He submitted the whole to a rigid analysis again. He obtained alkalies, sulphur, phosphorus, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and traces of metals. Thus from the seeds of plants fed on water-oxygen and hydrogen, with a carbon of the atmosphere, the plants through the medium of light and heat, obtained some foreign bodies whose source was wholly unknown to the chemist. Thus we see nature a mysterious and perfect manipulator in the great laboratory of the universe, and man though an apt pupil, has not quite rivaled his teacher. J. DeL.
The mass of all the planets with their satellites, is only 1/27 or that of the sun.
“Youman’s Chemistry,” p. 154.
Am. Jour Sci for 1858, vol. I, p. 295.
Schwabe thinks he sees a relation in time between the period of sun-spots and meteoric showers, Vido Am. Jour. Sci for 1867, vol. II, p. 287.
“The evidence appears irresistible that the earth’s magnetism is directly dependent on the terrestrial gravitation of thermally disturbed aerial currents.”, Prof. Pliney E. Chase, in Am. Jour. Sci. for 1865, vol. I, p. 166.
- An Astronomical Theory
Harold W. Borns Jr.
Kirk Allen Maasch