How We Made Rain. By a Modern Rain-Maker
Robert G Dyrenforth Simon Newcomb North American Review
Metrology, Heterodoxy, Anti-Scientism
Reports on the 'recent successful experiments carried on in the far west of America to produce rain by explosives'. The following article, however, 'demonstrates conclusively that it is absolutely impossible to make rain in any such way' and 'is chiefly valuable as an illustration of the positive assurance with which scientific men are ready to demonstrate that to be impossible which has already been done'.
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