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Three physico-theological discourses, concerning I. The primitive chaos, and creation of the world; II. (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 7 feb 2012


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1713 Excerpt: ... Come now to the Third Par«ticular proposed j that is, To Enquire concerning the Consequents of the Deluge j What. considerable Effects it had upon the Earth, and its Inhabitants. I T had, doubtless, very great, in changing the Superficies of the dry Land. In some Places, adding to the Sea j in some, taking from it; making Islands of PeninsuU, and joining others to the Continent j altering the Beds of Rivers, throwing up lesser Hills, and washing away others, &c. The most remarkable Effects, it's likely, were in the Skirts of the Continents; because tlfe Motion of the Water was there most violent. Athana De Au fius Kircher gives us a Map and Descrip-«Nation of the World after the Flood, shewing p'ig2' what Changes were made therein by it, Op upon occasion of it afterward, as he fanlies or conjectures. But because I do not love to trouble. the Reader with uncertain Conjectures, I ihall content myself to have said in general, that it may rationally be supposed, there were then great Mutations and Alterations made in the superficial Part of the Earth: Earth; but what they were, though we mayguess, yet can we have no certain Knowledge of: And for Particulars, referr the Curious to him. One malignant Effect it had upon Mankind, and probably upon other Animals too, in shortning their Age, or the Duration of their Lives; which I have touched before, and shewn, that this Diminution of Age is to be attributed either to the Change of the Temperature of the Air, as to Salubrity, or Equality, sudden and frequent Changes of Weather having a very bad Influence upon the Age of Man in abbreviating of it, as I could easily prove) or else to the Deteriority of the Diet; or to both these Causes. But how the Flood should induce or occasion such a Change in the Air, ...

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