Is the Earth Shrinking?

Abstract

IN a recent popular work I find the statement, “The earth is still slowly shrinking....” I am aware that this statement fits in with our preconceptions and may even appear trite and commonplace, but it is sometimes just such statements that best repay investigation. I would, therefore, inquire whether there is any unequivocal evidence that the volume of the earth as a whole either is now suffering, or has in the past suffered, progressive diminution.

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