Excerpt from The Philosophical Transactions (From the Year 1719, to the Year 1733) Abridged, and Disposed Under General Heads, Vol. 6: Part II, Containing the Physiological Papers
Igall fay nothing of Dr Bar-net's hypothefis, nor of the many Infufiiciencies thereof, as jarrin... g as much with the Phyfical Principles of Nature, as with the Holy Scriptures, which he has undertaken to reconcile. Dr Hook's Solution of this Problem, as he has not fully difcovered himfelf, I cannot undertake to judge of: but his Corn prefiion of a Shellof Earth into a prolate Spheroid, thereby prciling out the Waters of an Abyfs under the Earth, may very well account for drowning two extrcam oppofite Zones of the Globe: but the mid dle Zone, being by much the greater Part of the Earth's Surface, snuff by this means be raifed higher from the Center, and confequent~ ly arife more but of the Water than before; and befides, fuch a Sup polition cannot well be accounted for from Phyfical Caufes, but re.
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