Wilkins, John, A discovery of a new world : or a discourse tending to prove, that 'tis probable there may be another Habitable World in the Moon ; with a discourse concerning the Probability of a Passage thither; unto which is added, a discourse concerning a New Planet, tending to prove, that 'tis probable our earth is one of the Planets

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That the Earth may be a Planet.
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          <head xml:space="preserve">PROP. IX.</head>
          <head style="it" xml:space="preserve">That it is more probable the Earth does
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          move, than the Sun or Heavens.</head>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">A Mongſt thoſe many Arguments that
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            may be urged for the conſirmation of
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            this Truth, I ſhall only ſet down theſe five.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">1. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">If we ſuppoſe the Earth to be the
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            cauſe of this Motion, then will thoſe vaſt
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            and glorious Bodies of the Heavens, be freed
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            from that inconceivable, unnatural ſwift-
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            neſs, which muſt otherwiſe be attributed
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            unto them.</s>
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            <s xml:space="preserve">For if the Diurnal Revolution be in the
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            Heavens, then it will follow, according to
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            the common Hypotheſis, that each Star in
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            the Equator, muſt in every hour move at
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            the leaſt 4529538 German miles. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">So that
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            according to the obſervation of
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            Cardan,
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            who tells us, that the Pulſe of a well-tem-
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            pered Man, does beat 4000 times in an
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            hour; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">one of the Stars in that ſpace, whilſt
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            the Pulſe beats once, muſt paſs 1132 Ger-
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            man miles (ſaith Alphraganus): </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">Or, ac-
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            cording to Tycho, 732 German miles. </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">But
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            theſe numbers ſeem to be ſomewhat of the
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            leaſt; </s>
            <s xml:space="preserve">and therefore many others do much
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            enlarge them, affirming that every Star in</s>
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