Jeff Bone writes:
> Sorry, here goes: it's an "urban legend" popular especially among Southern protestants
> that NASA had to make adjustments in its orbital calculations for the (IIRC) cislunar
> portion of the trip to accomodate the "fact" that the Earth's motion (rotation,
> actually, not revolution) was halted via divine intervention for some period of time,
> according to some biblical story.
> This is, of course, entirely false. To their credit, some xian fundamentalists disclaim
> the story. According to the Google:
I believe these people are in the same demographic that believes
men have one fewer rib than women -- showing an undaunted faith
in both biblical literalism and Lamarckian inheritance.
Gordon Mohr - firstname.lastname@example.org
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