Gold or Wisdom—What will it Be?
Posted by Elfriede
We are so excited that our latest book “Considering Wisdom” has gone to the printer and will be available very soon.
To spark your interest here is an excerpt from the first chapter:
Chapter 1 – Wisdom versus Knowledge
In terms of times and ages, the longest word in our language is the word eternity. Astoundingly, when we consider how the longest, endless running major rivers on six of Earth’s seven continents contribute greatly to wisdom, it can lead to other far-reaching magnificent truths. Considering wisdom’s eternal consequences, a list of only a few of the world’s famous rivers will serve well to reveal how wisdom and nature are supernaturally linked:
|Asia||Chang (Yangtze) River||3,434 miles (5,530 km) long|
|Australia||Murray-Darling River||2,310 miles (3,720 km) long|
|Europe||Volga River||2,290 miles (3,700 km) long|
|North America||Missouri River||2,540 miles (4,090 km) long|
|North America||Mississippi River||2,340 miles (3,770 km) long|
|South America||Amazon River||4,157 miles (6,694 km) long|
|Africa||Nile River||3,915 miles (6,305 km) long|
Other famous rivers:
|Columbia River||Canada/United States|
|St. Lawrence River||Canada|
|Ohio River||United States|
|Arkansas River||United States|
|Potomac River||United States|
Since there are 165 famous rivers in the world, these lists are by no means near complete. These rivers seem to flow forever; year after year, day and night. By applying wisdom, we can see that’s a lot of continuous water flowing. With examination of the evidence, it becomes more fully understood, beyond simply nature’s implications to supernatural certainties. Knowing these facts contributes to wisdom.
To maintain perspective, some of the world’s largest waterfalls are listed:
1 mile (1.7 km) wide, 360 feet (108 meters) high
|Angel Falls||Salto Angel, Venezuela|
dropping a total of 978 meters from the summit
(3,230 feet high; uninterrupted drop: 2,647 feet)
|Niagara Falls||United States/Canada|
(most visited tourist attraction in the world)
|Kaieteur Falls||Potano River, Guyana|
663 cubic meters of water per second
(23,400 cubic feet/second)
|Yosemite Falls||Yosemite National Park, California|
(tallest waterfall in the United States)
|Gullfoss Falls||Hvita, Iceland|
|Jog Falls||Created by River Sharavathi in India|
|Plitvice Waterfalls||Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia|
|Sutherland Falls||New Zealand|
|Tugela Falls||South Africa|
|Nohkalikai Falls||Himalayas of India|
|Dettifoss Falls||Vatnajokull National Park, Iceland|
|Takakaw Falls||Yoho National Park, Canada|
|Gocta Cataracts Falls||Peru|
|Detian Falls||Border of China and Vietnam|
|Blue Nile Falls||Northern Ethiopia|
“Few geographical features exemplify the beauty and power of nature [or creation] as dramatically as majestic waterfalls. The sight of tons of water spilling over the edge of a cliff or cascading over rocks never fails to impress.”
The enormous power of these waterfalls is enough to generate electrical power for metropolitan cities as well as massive rural areas. The Kaieteur Falls of the Potano River in Guyana, cited above, producing 663 cubic meters of water every second, equal to 23,413.6 cubic feet per second.
The weight density of only one cubic foot water is 62.4 pounds.
Just imagine a square container, one foot wide, one foot long, and one foot high, filled with water. The weight of the water filling that container is 62.4 pounds. Now multiply that cubic weight of 23,413.6 × 62.4 and realize that there are 1,461,008 pounds of water spilling out of that waterfall every second. That is about 44,000 tons of water each minute, about 2.5 million tons every hour—about 60 million tons of water running nonstop, day after day. And that’s from only one waterfall in South America.
What is it that causes the ocean to maintain its constant level, even though all these waterfalls and rivers continuously feed it?
End of Excerpt from Chapter One.
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 EnchantedLearning.com – Major Rivers of the World, (accessed June 2019), https://www.enchantedlearning.com/geography/rivers/majorrivers.shtml
 17 Greatest Waterfalls in the World, #12 Yosemite Falls, Touropia.com (June 2019) https://www.touropia.com/greatest-waterfalls-in-the-world/
 17 Greatest Waterfalls in the World, 1st paragraph, Touropia.com (June 2019) https://www.touropia.com/greatest-waterfalls-in-the-world/
 search aqua-calc.com, #compounds, site owner AVCalc LLC, (July 2019)