11/11/2005 7:31:30 PM
Sorry, but I have better things to do than to investigate every wacky conspiracy theory.
11/11/2005 8:58:59 PM
I call bullshit.
11/11/2005 10:40:14 PM
Just on hunch, I could see them doing the calculations for satellites with the earth as reference point instead of the sun but for interplanetary routes?
12/3/2005 2:10:32 PM
hmm..I can understand it if you consider the lauching place as a fixed position..but honestly, they cant get good coordinates unless they calculate the rotations of our planet and all other planets. Personally, Im glad you arent on their planning comission..unless they hired you as a clown for a birthday party.
9/5/2008 7:39:43 PM
Yeeeeaaaahhhh, sounds like they base their calculations on a construct in which fixed is NOT the same thing as geocentric. In physics, you always select the most practical reference frame. But it's just that: an arbitrary reference frame. It does not make any statement about the fundamental structure of the larger system in which you have placed your frame.
12/5/2009 10:01:58 AM
All planets are connected to Earth by strings that are attached at the West Pole. Just hook up your probe to the right string, and it's on its way!
12/5/2009 1:45:44 PM
Mmmhmm, that's right, dude. How very clever of you to catch on...
( ...yo, nurse, Prince is off the Risperdal, and he has the same name as my cute little doggy. >:[ )
12/5/2009 1:52:55 PM
If something is orbiting the earth, then a geocentric system, using the mas of the earth, would be right. If, however, you're charting a path to another planet, you would have to go with the heliocentric system, and use the mass of the Sun to calculate an orbit.
12/5/2009 2:21:10 PM
How very appropriate for you to post your comments at Bad Astronomy.
12/5/2009 2:37:43 PM