(urth) The Morality of the Hierogrammates

Paul B pb.stuff at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 08:46:15 PDT 2007

But the thing is that according to Baldanders everything will get submerged,
for example mountainous Thrax will too (the two methods of escape being ship
[maybe] and airship - from UotNS, ch LXII).  If one makes the assumption
that Earth and Urth are the same, there simply doesn't seem to be enough
water on Earth to drown the Andes mountains.

If you assume Earth is Urth, then you can actually examine "scientific"
Biblical flood literature (of which there's a surprisingly large amount),
and there it's worth noting that no one has been able to suggest a
scientific explanation for the flood, though not for lack of trying.

If Urth isn't Earth, then I suppose it's not a meaningful question to ask

Does Abaia really have tidal power devices?  I have no idea what that guy is
capable of.

For the record, I'm perfectly fine with calling the white fountain a miracle
- it, its creation, and movement, are not physically explainable   What I'm
trying to get at is that the flood is also a "miracle", and the two aren't
tied together by anything necessary.

On 7/24/07, Jeff Wilson <jwilson at io.com> wrote:
> brunians at brunians.org wrote:
> > There's this white hole moving through the solar system, see, before it
> > hits the Old Sun. It's stellar sized gravity well causes the changes on
> > Urth.
> If the White Fountain is indeed a white hole, intended to undo the
> effect of the "black beans", it need not be on the order of a star in
> gravity well, only on the order of the beans' total. Also, being a white
> hole, it may have an inverted or otherwise unusual distribution of
> gravity.
> As for the flood, a mass as small as the moon can cause considerable
> tides on the earth, so that the White Fountain can be 1% of earth''s
> mass, maybe smaller, depending on how close it comes.
> "Additional" water can come from wrecked dams and reservoirs, from the
> wreckage of Abaia's tidal power devices, and such. Even today, enough
> water is kept from the ocean by man-made structures in the northern
> hemisphere to have a measureable effect on the earth's rotation; in a
> few chilliads, who knows how much could be waiting to burst loose?
> --
> Jeff Wilson - jwilson at io.com
> < http://www.io.com/~jwilson >
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