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Old 05-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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The earth is not rotating - spinning - or moving !!

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Old 05-12-2012, 05:28 PM   #2
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We really need to start a batshit crazy thread for this stuff. I wonder if he was eating paint chips when he should've been in his grade 9 physics class
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I managed to get 14 minutes into that, so I don't know if ever brings up another argument or just plays with his helicopter for the rest. However, as a complete layperson here, can someone explain to me why his argument doesn't work? I 100% believe the Earth is spinning, but I can see where his argument is coming from.

Definitely am probably embarrassing myself big time here, but, meh.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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inertia. Try throwing a tennis ball in the air when you're sitting in the passenger seat of a car going 100km/h. do you really expect it to hit you in the face at 100km/h? The guy's helicopter is generating its own forces and stabilizing itself in the air
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:37 PM   #6
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sure it's easy to dismiss and make fun of

but if the earth really is moving at 1000 miles an hour, why do planes have to fly half way around the world, why not just send the plane up high enough, wait and then come back down when the earth is where you want to be?


you guys are just a bunch of 'warmists'
, if you are told 90% of scientists say one thing, you just swallow it, whole

a couple of hundreds years ago, 90% of the "most learned" people would have told you it was not possible to do anything with electricity
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You're so edgy and ironic!
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #9
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What about the clouds in the sky

we may look up and see the same cloud hovering over our house for hours

if the planet was spinning at 1,000 mph surely the clouds would be left behind in a split second
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exactly !
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Oh but jt, what would scientists know. Really. Come on.
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[QUOTE=deep;7513450]sure it's easy to dismiss and make fun of

but if the earth really is moving at 1000 miles an hour, why do planes have to fly half way around the world, why not just send the plane up high enough, wait and then come back down when the earth is where you want to be?/QUOTE]

Could you please hold this thought for a couple of months, when the first commercial flight into space starts?
P.S. In the meantime, make a study of all the launches into space up to now. You know, the Apollo projects, the Space Shuttle, etc. Take extra notice of the amount of fuel they're using to escape from earth's gravity field.

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mumble, jumble


the truth is simple
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The truth is out there.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:18 PM   #15
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What about the clouds in the sky

we may look up and see the same cloud hovering over our house for hours

if the planet was spinning at 1,000 mph surely the clouds would be left behind in a split second
Are you being serious?? I don't know if I'm actually supposed to answer this
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #16
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What about the fish in the sea? Shouldn't they, and the ocean they swim in, constantly be dragged up across the continents in vast, life crushing, tsunamis?
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So did we ever figure out whether that plane could take off from a treadmill running at the minimum airspeed necessary to generate adequate lift?

Remember when that physics meme was going around the internet a few years ago?
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:26 PM   #19
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The answer was yes, since the wheels were independent from the prop which was generating the forward momentum
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Thanks for bringing that up Canadiens, it prompted me to look up the answer. Reminds me of the Monty Hall problem, which I was happy to bore my friends with by explaining as well.
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