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Single Idea 13548

[catalogued under 27. Natural Reality / A. Classical Physics / 1. Mechanics / c. Forces]

Full Idea

The waves increase by degrees, approaching to the hour and day proportionately larger or smaller in volume as they are attracted by the star we call the moon, whose power controls the ocean's surge.

Gist of Idea

The ocean changes in volume in proportion to the attraction of the moon


Seneca the Younger (On Providence [c.60], 1)

Book Reference

Seneca: 'Dialogues and Essays', ed/tr. Davie,John [Penguin 2007], p.4

A Reaction

....just in case anyone thought that Isaac Newton had invented gravity.