Cosmical Evolution: A New Theory of the Mechanism of Nature

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Donohue, Henneberry & Company, 1890 - 377 من الصفحات
 

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The Vortical Theory
33
The Theory of Gravitation
35
The Nebular Hypothesis
39
Astronomical Science Stifl in Its Infancy
41
Current Acceptance of Scientific Dogmas
42
Plan of this Work
43
PART I
45
The Essential Principle of the New Theory
48
Allsufficiency of Matter and Motion
51
Orbital Molecular Motion
52
Orbital Planetary Motion and Cosmkal Gravitation
53
Orbital Molecular Motion and Terrestrial Gravitation
54
Necessary Incompleteness of these Views
55
Rectilineal Molecular Motion
56
Purpose and Connection of these Observations
57
Premises and Scope of this Portion of the Inquiry
59
Classification of Connexions
60
Factors of the Planetary Connexion Variations
62
ARTICLE PAGB 31 Amount of the Planetary Factors
65
Monthly Variations of the Planetary Factor
67
Deductions from these Variations
69
Monthly and Yearly Variations of the Planetary Factor for the Period 18401903
71
Connection of the Periods of Variation of the Planetary Factor with the Sunspot Periods
74
Coincidence of the Variations of the Planetary Factor with the Periods of Atmospheric Precipitation
75
Relation of the Periods of Variation of the Planetary Factor to the Periods of Atmospheric Pressure
77
Coincidence of the Periods of Variation of the Planetary Factor with the Periods of Atmospheric Electricity
79
The Wet and the Dry Seasons of the Year
80
Lagging of the Actual Weather
82
The Solar Factor of the Connective Variation
83
The Lunar Factor of the Connective Variation
86
The Sidereal Factor of the Connective Variation
87
Connection of the Sidereal Factor and the Wet and Dry Seasons
89
Coincidence of the Actually Wet and Dry Periods of Years with the Indicated Wet and Dry Planetary Periods
90
Relative Amounts and Effects of the Several Factors
92
Incompleteness of our Meteorological Data
93
Application and Value of these Weather Indications
94
A Scientific Basis for the Flood Legend
95
Connection of the Orbital Period of Jupiter with the Indicated Wet and Dry Periods of Years and with the Sunspot Periods
98
The Maxima and Minima of the Planetary Connective Variations and their Causes
99
The Maxima and Minima of Sunspots and their Causes
100
The Zodiacal Light and Its Connection with the Sun spot Periods
104
Explanation of Anomalous Sunspot Periods
111
Existence of Invisible Heavenly Bodies
112
Sidereal Connexions and Sunspots
114
The Connective Variation of the Zodiacal Light and Other Portions of the Sidereal Factor upon the Earth
116
The Solar Corona
118
PART II
134
CHAPTER II
146
The Law of Equal Areas
155
Discordance of the Theory with the Facts
163
ARTICLE PAGE
168
Direct Contradiction of the Theory by the Facts 133
183
The Temperature of the Suns Surface
189
Direct Contradiction of the Theory by the Facts
196
Other Objections Elsewhere Noticed
202
Action of the Secondary Connexions
247
Accurate Prediction of Astronomical Events
248
CHAPTER IV
249
Comparison of the two Theories
251
Heat Transmission by the Secondary Connexions
253
Connective Theory of Light Distribution
254
Horizontal Enlargement of Visual Objects
256
Question Raised by the New Theory
257
Dark Transits of Jupiters Satellites
258
Sunlight and Earthlight on the Moon 201
261
The Moons Sunlight on the Earth 204
264
CHAPTER V
265
ANOMALIES OP THE SOLAR SYSTEM 126 The Satumian Ring 205
269
Meteorites
270
The Minor Planets
278
Comets from Satellite Rings
280
CHAPTER VI
281
Aerial Tides and Barometric Pressure
282
Cloud Zones
285
Sky Glows
286
ARTICLE PAOB
290
Corroborative Evidence from Inland Sea Tides
296
Relation of the Magnetic Poles to the Planes of
302
The Diurnal Variation of the Magnetic Needle
310
Corroborative Evidences
323
CHAPTER IX
331
Supposed Subdivisions of the Ice Age
337
Future CrustDevelopment and RingFormations upon
346
ARTICLE PAGE 159 Present CrustDevelopment upon the Earth
347
Ring Projection of the EarthCrust
352
The Primary Connexion of the EarthCrust
353
Gravitation upon the Expanded EarthCrust
354
Open Polar Seas
356
The Higher Forms of Life as Affected by these Changes
357
Disruption of the EarthRing
359
PreLunar and Other Races of Mankind 300
362
Necessity of a Glimpse of the Successive Stages of Cos mical Evolution
364
Eventual Interference of Evolving Systems and the Re sults
365
Effects of the Irregular Motions of Comets and Meteor ites
367
a The Regular Ncbuloe
368
6 The Irregular Nebula
372
c Observed Changes in the Nebular Forms
373
d Temporary Stars
375
e Double Triple and Multiple Stars
378
g Secular Variation of Periodic Stars
380
h Periodic Stars of Long Period
382
The General Process of Subdivision thus Implied
385
Nature of the Ultimate Subdivisions of Matter 3S5 178 Ultimate Scientific Conceptions
390
The Universe of Molecular Phenomena Now Opening Before Us
391
Assigned Limit of this Work
392
Connective Resistance to the Motions of the Heavenly Bodies
393
Possible Cause Counteracting the Connective Resistance 894
394
Retrospect
396
Conclusion
398

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الصفحة 157 - Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
الصفحة 36 - that every particle of matter in the universe attracts every other particle, with a force whose direction is that of the line joining the two, and whose magnitude is directly as the product of their masses, and inversely as the square of their distances from each other.
الصفحة 236 - That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential to matter, so that one body may act upon another at a distance through a vacuum, without the mediation of anything else by and through which their action and force may be conveyed from one to another, is to me so great an absurdity, that I believe no man who has in philosophical matters a competent faculty of thinking can ever fall into it.
الصفحة 45 - Men of science do not pledge themselves to creeds ; they are bound by articles of no sort ; there is not a single belief that it is not a bounden duty with them to hold with a light hand and to part with it, cheerfully, the moment it is really proved to be contrary to any fact, great or small.
الصفحة 157 - The areas which revolving bodies describe by radii drawn to an immovable centre of force do lie in the same immovable planes, and are proportional to the times in which they are described.
الصفحة 392 - ... is a vast aggregate of molecular mechanisms, performing complicated movements of immense rapidity and sensitively adjusting themselves to every change in the surrounding world.
الصفحة 207 - But in course of time some process akin to cooling, probably internal, reduces the temperature of the cosmic protyle to a point at which the first step in granulation takes place; matter as we know it comes into existence, and atoms are formed.
الصفحة 49 - Manifestly, as the most general cognition at which we arrive cannot be reduced to a more general one, it cannot be understood. Of necessity, therefore, explanation must eventually bring us down to the inexplicable. The deepest truth which we can get at, must be unaccountable. Comprehension must become something other than comprehension, before the ultimate fact can be comprehended.
الصفحة 372 - Way, and clustering groups sufficiently insulated and condensed to come under the designation of irregular, and in some cases pretty rich clusters. But besides those, there are also nebulae in abundance, both regular and irregular; globular clusters in every state of condensation; and objects of a nebulous character quite peculiar, and which have no analogue in any other region of the heavens.
الصفحة 134 - Every hypothesis is bound to explain, or, at any rate, not be inconsistent with, the whole of the facts whicn it professes to account for ; and if there is a single one of these facts which can be shown to be inconsistent with (I do not merely mean inexplicable by, but contrary to,) the hypothesis, the hypothesis falls to the ground, — it is worth nothing.

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