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    • The Value of Cobweb 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1911)
      First Paragraph | We have often been told of the value of what are generally called trifles. We know that very great things often depend upon very small ones, that, for example, the lives of many people and the safety of ...
    • What Catholics Have Done For Astronomy 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1910)
      First Paragraph: | If love of one’s own is a virtue, if praise of our heroes is a noble passion, then we as Catholics have every reason to glory in the achievements of our co-religionists in all the sciences, and especially ...
    • When an Eclipse Prevented a War 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1920)
      First Paragraph: | It is an historical fact that once, at least, a total eclipse of the Sun really prevented a war. Of course, the threatened war was not of the magnitude that shocked the world a few years ago, nor would ...
    • Why is the Moon? 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1913)
      First Paragraph | Perhaps the title of this article sounds odd to the reader on account of its similarity to an old conundrum. No pleasantry of the sort is, however, intended, my object is simply to show to some extent why ...
    • Within Two Degrees of Absolute Zero 

      Rigge, William F., S.J. (1914)
      First Paragraph: | Amongst the many brilliant discoveries of the present 1 year, the approach within two degrees of the absolute zero of temperature will most likely be awarded the prize. Professor Kammerlingh Onnes of ...