Is the Earth Falling into the Sun

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Rigge, William F., S.J.
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1911
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Rigge Papers , Earth
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First Paragraph: | It has often been said that no astronomer can be an atheist. The scale upon which the universe is built; the endless variety and the infinite number of the visible stars, all of which are self-luminous suns like our own; the conviction that the heavens must be filled by a vastly greater number of invisible and dark bodies forever concealed from our sight and our knowledge; and above all, the wonderful order and harmony prevailing throughout the entire universe, and the utter helplessness and nothingness of man in the presence of these stupendous bodies: all these are like the voices of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters, proclaiming aloud in unmistakable tones that the heavens declare the glory of the Lord and that the universe is the work of His hands.
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