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From: "Jim Henley" <jlhenley@erols.com>
Subject: RE: (urth) The Commonwealth: North or South
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 22:13:52 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: urth-errors@lists.best.com [mailto:urth-errors@lists.best.com]On
> Behalf Of Mitchell A. Bailey
> BTW, I believe the phenomenon of planetary magnetic field reversal has
> been attributed in theory to major meteorite impacts massive enough to
> jar the circulating fluid. I can't think of any phenomenon, present or
> legendary, in UNS most likely explainable in terms of a major impact
> other than perhaps mass extinctions. Or maybe the immemorially ancient
> underground facilities such as those which eons later became the House
> Absolute and the basement of the Old Citadel were survival shelters
> against just such a disaster prior to the first stellar empire.

I'm not a Northern Hemisphere Partisan (NHP?) - far from it - but two
things struck me on reading your very informative post:

	1) If poles do flip, AND Urth has lost its magnetic field, might they have
flipped back before the loss? Then people in Sev's time might retain the
flipped sense of North.

	2) Major meteoric impact _without_ pole shifting. Near as I understand the
geography of Urth _and_ present-day South America, there simply ain't room
to fit all Urth's points of interest west of the present-day Andes. Perhaps
a major meteoric impact would start to explain where all that extra land
came from.


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       by which to do the measuring"
              -- Elvis Costello, "45"

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