why can't the moon be responsible for ebb and flow?
when the moon rises in the east of the Mediterranean, it would have to attract the tides of the sea. the mediterranean is 3,000 miles long and spans 1/8th of the total circumference of the globe’s water. if one assumes that ebb and flow alternate four times per day, then the length of 3,000 miles does not fit the "modest” number of four alternations within 24 hours. the sea would have to be 6,000 miles long, if the earth has a circumference of 24,000 miles: if the earth has a circumference of 24,000 miles, then 6,000 miles represent one fourth of the earth’s circumference, which corresponds to the number of alternations of ebb and flow. astrait of 3,000 miles, which is given, would result in 8 daily alternations of ebb and flow. If the mediterranean in fact had a length of 6,000 miles, then the water at the strait of gibraltar would build up so much that it would prove impassable.
- is the earth a living body?
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- how did the different forms of rock develop?
- does ebb and flow occur when two rivers meet?
- did the rivers carve up the mountains?
- why is it that an object that would sink in calm water does not sink in moving water?
- how did the strait of gibraltar and the sinai mountain range come into being?
- how can one discover the origin of ebb and flow?
- can one influence the confluence of two rivers?
- which waves are particulary strong when a river swells up?
- how does water flow around two obstacles standing one after another?
- what forms of stone are created by rivers and seas?
- does a stone sink vertically to the bottom when its dropped into moving water?
- how can one make the movements of water visible?
- how does water flow around two obstacles standing near each other?
- how does water flow around three obstacles in a triangular formation?