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Not to get off-topic, but if the earth's rotation is slowing down, then that means that it used to be going faster. And if we back this up a long time, say, millions of years, then we are going to have a little wind problem. The rotation of the earth causes the circulation of the upper atmosphere, which has a direct effect on the lower atmosphere wind patterns. If the earth was rotating a whole lot faster, then, would not the winds be too strong for life to "evolve"?

MC1171611, Christian Forums 19 Comments [7/25/2005 12:00:00 AM]
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Crosis

Good old \"extrapolate back a few billion years from a couple of decades of data\" again. I wish they'd figure out that doesn't work.

7/26/2005 12:12:29 AM

Redhunter

I'd slap you, but why bother? You wouldn't even know why your were being punished.

12/15/2006 1:01:21 PM

TeabagSalad

Don't they teach people basic science any more?

12/15/2006 1:03:47 PM

Julian

Ah, and if life evolved in the air instead of the sea and if it was going about 20,000% faster instead of 20% you might be able to have a case apart from the fact that this would impede life how?

12/15/2006 1:53:56 PM

szenah

Wouldn't the winds be too strong for Noah's Ark to stay upright? Wouldn't they cause constant sandstorms which would make most of the events of Exodus unlikely?


12/15/2006 2:06:33 PM

sweet n sour jesus

Physics, science, intelligence>you

12/19/2008 8:31:04 AM

a mind far far away

evolutionary biology, climatology, geology, are all based on scientific observations. YOU, however, have observed nothing but piss poor excuses for worship services, and maybe a few bits and pieces of that evil fairy tale book you claim has all the answers. This is not science, this can't even be called pseudo-science. This is nothing but nonsense and bullshit. It has no basis in reality. Go to school, read a book or two, and learn a few things. You're mind will thank you.

12/19/2008 9:00:29 AM

I was born tomorrow

DA WINDZ PRUV NOTDING!

12/19/2008 9:20:01 AM

Affine Connection

what?

12/28/2008 8:34:21 PM

Sheik yer Bouti

First:
The rotation does not cause the circulation. The sun does. Hot air rises (creates low pressure) and pulls air from the cooler (high pressure air).

The rotation just pushes it off the direct track (or slides it).

Second:
The first marine fossils were found to be from about 550 million years ago.

So I rounded that to 600 million years and did some calcs. A day would be about 5 hours shorter.

Learn your math. Learn a bit a physics.


Stop repeating idiocy.

12/28/2008 9:36:15 PM

szaleniec

Explain how early life growing in the sea is at all affected by the *wind*.

12/28/2008 9:42:29 PM

Mr. Creazil


12/29/2008 5:20:49 PM

WoWhunter

You might as well be saying
"the earth's temperature is hotter today then yesterday. So that means two months from now, the earth was absolute zero all around, so we cannot possibly be older then two months."

Do you see the fail?

5/12/2009 8:55:38 AM

Zos

"I aritrarily accept your science that says that at present Earth's rotation is slowing down, and at the same time I arbitrarily deny all your other science, the whole bulk of it coming from many disciplines, that says Earth, the universe, and life is old."

sigh... I hate these people.

2/7/2010 6:49:24 AM

louislois

Obviously homeskulled.....

2/7/2010 7:48:20 AM

Ebon

Where to even start with this shit?

9/20/2012 2:44:59 PM

Canadiest

Since we get winds from the west because of Earth spinning you think we'd get harder winds if we spun faster?

Explain the days with little or no wind, explain the days with winds from the other directions. You're the one that thinks this is the greatest source of wind direction.

9/20/2012 3:05:12 PM

Quantum Mechanic

If you had a two-digit IQ it would mean you were smarter.

1/9/2014 3:23:30 PM

Swede

Is the Earth slowing down? If it is, at what rate? It might never have been "a whole lot faster", just marginally faster.

Besides, life started and spent most of the time evolving in the sea, which has little or no wind.

1/10/2014 12:45:34 AM
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