An Examination of Dr. Burnet's Theory of the Earth: With Some Remarks on Mr. Whiston's New Theory of the Earth. Also an Examination of the Reflections on the Theory of the Earth; and a Defence of the Remarks on Mr. Whiston's New Theory

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H. Clements, 1734 - Earth - 414 pages
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Page 252 - And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth ; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered.
Page 253 - God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged ; the fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained ; and the waters returned from off the earth continually : and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.
Page 252 - And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
Page 14 - ... quite another law from this ; for the fquares of their periodical times are always as the cubes of their diftances, and therefore fince they do not obferve that law, which of neceffity they muft, if they fwim in a vortex, it is a demonftration that there are no vortices, in which the planets are carried round the fun.
Page 252 - In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Page 45 - ... which being once filled, all the overplus of water that comes thither runs over by the lowest place, and breaking out by the sides of the hills forms single springs...
Page 29 - Heaven and the earth ; and the earth was without form, and void, and darknefs was upon the face of the deep ; and the fpirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Page 44 - The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies.
Page 10 - Descartes has encouraged this presumptuous pride in the Philosophers, that they think they understand all the works of Nature, and are able to give a good account of them. ... He was the first world-maker this Century produced, for he supposes that God at the beginning created only a certain quantity of matter, and motion, and from thence he...
Page 45 - Valleys between the Ridges of the Hills, and coming to unite, form little Rivulets or Brooks : many of thefe again meeting in one common Valley, and gaining the plain Ground, being grown...

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