Sunday, September 13, 2009
As The World Turns
"The Great Chinaman of Königsberg" [Kaliningrad] chimes in on pole shift and the reversal of retrograde rotation.
"The problem set forth by the [Royal Berlin] Academy [of Sciences] is expressed in the following terms: Whether the Earth in its Rotation around its Axis, by which it brings about the alternation of day and night, has undergone any alteration since the first period of its origin. What may be the cause of this, and what can make us certain of it? The question may be investigated historically. This may be done by examining monuments of antiquity dating from remotest times...." -- Immanuel Kant, natural philosopher, 1754