accretion theory

accretion theory

[ə′krē·shən ′thē·ə·rē]
(astronomy)
A theory that the solar system originated from vortices in a disk-shaped mass.
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Intensive monitoring of black holes over 8 decades in mass has established a rich data set with which to test accretion theory and probe strong gravity.
When their criticism is correct, Coleman follows Marget's "principle of continuity" or Murray Rothbard's "accretion theory of knowledge" by averring that it is folded into "the Tradition"--"[the] great tendency of the Tradition is to become integrated and whole" (p.