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New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces   By: (1822-1901)

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CONTRIBUTIONS

TO

SOLAR AND TERRESTRIAL PHYSICS.

"In knowledge, that man only is to be contemned and despised who is not in a state of transition."

" nor is there anything more adverse to accuracy than fixity of opinion." FARADAY.

"Science must grow. Its development is as necessary, and as irresistible as the motion of the tides, or the flowing of the Gulf Stream." TYNDALL.

"The cry of science is still onward, and its goal of yesterday will ever be its starting point to morrow." DAWSON.

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NEW AND ORIGINAL

THEORIES

OF THE

GREAT PHYSICAL FORCES.

BY

HENRY RAYMOND ROGERS, M.D.

"Every time Serves for the matter then born in it." SHAKSPERE.

PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR.

MDCCCLXXVIII.

COPYRIGHT, 1878.

BY HENRY RAYMOND ROGERS.

TROW'S PRINTING AND BOOKBINDING CO., 205 213 East 12th St. , NEW YORK.

PREFACE.

"Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I will show you a man who has done nothing." LIEBIG.

In this little volume the author gives but his own personal opinions upon the subjects discussed, and although the sentiments are expressed with an assurance born of conviction, yet he claims not infallibility.

He has ever been unable to accept the usual explanations of the great physical forces; and the inadequacies of mooted theories have impelled him to efforts for more philosophical interpretations. If in his investigations he has been forced to strange and unusual conclusions, he has been actuated only by an honest desire to promote the advancement of science.

He is not insensible to the responsibility of the position which he thus voluntarily assumes, in asserting his opinions upon problems so vast and momentous.

It is no enviable position to occupy, that of antagonism to so large a proportion of the scientific world and, too, upon subjects of strictly scientific import. That he does thus find himself placed in such relations at the present time, has not been a matter of his own seeking. No other consideration than the profoundest sense of duty and responsibility could have influenced him in the course pursued. Perhaps some apology is yet due for so boldly trespassing upon hypotheses which were very generally thought to be well established, and certainly secure from such treatment.

The attempt, in a measure, to develop so extended a field of research, in so few pages, has led to much crudeness in the presentation. For this a reasonable indulgence may be claimed.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE THE SUN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

CHAPTER II.

WHAT IS PROPOSED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

The great problem.

CHAPTER III.

INTIMATE NATURE OF THE FORCES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Sunlight and sun heat The great law of conservation How the spheres are constructed The great earth core and its functions The grand magnetic circuit.

CHAPTER IV.

SUNLIGHT, ITS SOURCE AND NATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Its limits The solar cone The sun not incandescent New hypothesis No borrowed light The sun dependent Light as a substance Velocity of Light... Continue reading book >>




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