Quote# 1399

The bible says the earth is fixed and not moveable. It does not say stationary. Can you move it? Push real hard and see.

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GigaGuess

The Bible also says something about the corners of the world, no...?

1/23/2008 3:22:01 PM

Frank

Doesn't it move if we jump?

1/23/2008 7:17:10 PM

anti-nonsense

fixed = stationary, foo.

1/23/2008 7:40:38 PM

SSJPunk

I can't push my car anywhere if the handbrake is on. So it must be immovable.

1/23/2008 8:17:11 PM

Freboy

You know, standing on my hands, I carry the world just as much as the world carries me. Physics 101.

Don't know if it applies here, but I'm sure it would make Rom831 mad.

1/23/2008 9:45:08 PM

OK. I pushed it yesterday morning. And in 24 hours it did a complete rotation.

7/29/2008 4:50:19 PM

The bible says the earth is fixed and not moveable. It does not say stationary
The bible says the earth is fixed. It does not say stationary
the earth is fixed. It does not say stationary
earth is fixed. not stationary

DOES NOT COMPUTE!

12/1/2008 5:33:28 PM

JohnTheAtheist

Actually my gravity affects the position of the earth in space.

Rom, seriously? You look stupid enough without making public comments like this one.

12/1/2008 6:13:47 PM

szaleniec

Newton's second and third laws, dumbass. The force you apply to the Earth has a much greater effect on you than on the Earth because it's a lot heavier than you are.

12/1/2008 6:27:49 PM

Arts_Myth

Try pushing a truck or a bus and see how much you can move it. Then stand in front of it because it is clearly fixed and not moveable.

12/1/2008 6:49:05 PM

Marcus

Doesn't it move if we jump?

Yes, it does. Ever so slightly. Newton's 3rd Law states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. When we jump up we push the Earth away from us but since there's a huge disparity in our mass compared to the Earth, the distance it moves is microscopic whereas ours is easy to see.

12/1/2008 6:53:33 PM

anti-nonsense

last I checked "fixed" means "stationary".

12/1/2008 8:41:08 PM

Call in the Vogons.

12/1/2008 8:57:48 PM

Morrigan

OMG this is so stupid my head hurts >___<

12/1/2008 10:36:58 PM

Arts_Myth

@anti-nonsense (#840804): last I checked "fixed" means "stationary".

Granted, there are long motionless stretches, but my cat quite often demonstrates the direct antonym of "stationary".

12/4/2008 7:36:38 PM

Anon

Yes, I can move the Earth.

I don't even need Archimedes' lever. I'll use a rock.

12/2/2010 12:35:57 AM

Lee

Give me a lever long enough and a place to rest it, and yes, I could

12/2/2010 8:04:45 AM

Moondog

For every action, there is an opposite an equal reaction. I recall doing this problem in physics class. Everything with mass has gravity, including you and me, however small. That said, when you jump off a table, as the earth's mass pulls you down, your mass pulls the earth up. We calculated how much in class and it was an imperceptible amount. In real life, there are also other things acting on the earth to pull it in other directions., so we wouldn't have been able to confirm it.

12/2/2010 8:36:05 AM

SeekerLancer

Ignoring your retarded typo or lack of understanding of your own vocabulary:

To the writers of the bible the Earth would seem pretty immovable, but guess what? We're not ignorant desert dwellers from thousands of years ago.

12/2/2010 2:44:44 PM

Quantum Mechanic

Funny for Frank on the second post.

8/4/2012 2:55:16 PM