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Why can you set a sphere on the level ground and not have it start rolling? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The earth is moving, why does a sphere which is not biased to "lay on a side", not start rolling the opposite direction the earth is moving?

If the curve of the earth lies at around 25 miles, why can we see things that are hundreds of miles away through a telescope?

Why did the meaning of Gravity change from "weight" to something that doesn't exist?

Why do objects get smaller as they move away from you?

Why do rainbows bend like a dome?

Why can't you feel the earth rotating, but you can feel the earth quake?

Why does lava come up from the core if the core is what is holding everything down?

...I walk on flat ground, I float on flat water, I sleep flat, I write on flat pieces of paper, I build out of flat pieces of wood, I press my cloths flat and I read time on a flat clock.

Only 3 dimensions exist, Length (flat), width (flat) and breadth (flat) all which exist as one together called Time. I can say this having experienced the three in one as can everyone else.



letthereaderunderstand, Above Top Secret 84 Comments [5/15/2009 4:42:41 PM]
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Tiger

This guy fails physics so hard I'm not even going to bother answering all his questions.

5/15/2009 4:44:57 PM

Random Man

That's not how... anything... works.

5/15/2009 4:48:06 PM

BobsOldSocks

Fundie? Loony, more like.

5/15/2009 4:48:20 PM

Dr. Killjoy

I think this would actually go under CTSTDT.

5/15/2009 4:50:14 PM

LabRat

failed comedian

5/15/2009 4:50:17 PM

Geno

Take a science class, for pity's sake..! Your level of stupidity could be contagious!!

5/15/2009 4:54:01 PM

Feynmaniac

I'm registering a 0.78 on the time cube scale.

5/15/2009 4:54:03 PM

Sisyphus

These seem like honest questions. I'm not a physics buff myself and don't understand a lot of the concepts. Although, I do understand a lot more than letthereaderunderstand. Actually, having reread the post, I think my cat understands a lot more than letthereaderunderstand.

5/15/2009 4:58:03 PM



Why don't you try learning some goddamn physics?

5/15/2009 4:58:12 PM

Painful

I just lost a few IQ points and I only read the first few statements.

Dude. I signed up to teach algebraic physics to pre medical assistant students at the community college - they'd be able to answer your questions and most were also still working on their GED.

5/15/2009 5:00:28 PM

COVIZAPIBETEFOKY

Why can you set a sphere on the level ground and not have it start rolling? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. The earth is moving, why does a sphere which is not biased to "lay on a side", not start rolling the opposite direction the earth is moving?

inertia

If the curve of the earth lies at around 25 miles, why can we see things that are hundreds of miles away through a telescope?

The curvature is just that fucking slight.

Why did the meaning of Gravity change from "weight" to something that doesn't exist?

Ask Isaac Newton.

Why do objects get smaller as they move away from you?

Perspective, a famous idea that is applied to any painting that is expected to look realistic: parallel lines appear to converge.

Why do rainbows bend like a dome?

I actually don't know this one. I suspect it has something to do with the curvature of the earth, or possibly with the way the light beam splits into its constituent colors. Wouldn't this be an excellent opportunity to learn?

(edit: thanks, never been there!)

Why can't you feel the earth rotating, but you can feel the earth quake?

inertia

Why does lava come up from the core if the core is what is holding everything down?

It doesn't, and it isn't.

...I walk on flat ground, I float on flat water, I sleep flat, I write on flat pieces of paper, I build out of flat pieces of wood, I press my cloths flat and I read time on a flat clock.

Only 3 dimensions exist, Length (flat), width (flat) and breadth (flat) all which exist as one together called Time. I can say this having experienced the three in one as can everyone else.


Yeah, yeah. You're stupid.

5/15/2009 5:09:24 PM

MK

Flat earther? Belongs in CTSTDT.

5/15/2009 5:13:14 PM

AJComix

He must live in pre '96 Mushroom Kingdom.

5/15/2009 5:16:02 PM

never been there

QUOTE (COVIZAPIBETEFOKY)
Why do rainbows bend like a dome?

I actually don't know this one. I suspect it has something to do with the curvature of the earth, or possibly with the way the light beam splits into its constituent colors. Wouldn't this be an excellent opportunity to learn?
UNQUOTE

When you look centre-on at a rainbow the sun is directly behind your head. The rays from the sun refract at a constant angle through all of the raindrops out there. You only see the reflected rays where the angle is correct. Looking out into space, a constant angle out from your line of sight gives a circle - like the arctic circle is a constant 23 degrees off north.

5/15/2009 5:32:48 PM

Philbert McAdamia

If you're 4 years old. Geeze.

So why does a vehicle with big tires in back and small ones in front not propel itself?

< I can say this having experienced the three in one as can everyone else. >

3 in 1? Oil? God? Big Daddy, Junior & The Spook?

5/15/2009 5:35:41 PM

Papabear

You really don't know much, do you?

You've never tried to look through a telescope at things on earth that are hundreds of miles away, have you?

Seemingly flat water is not flat, dip.

Length. breadth and width together are not time.

Epic fail.

5/15/2009 6:07:21 PM



He's not implying flat earth is is? Or the earth does not revolve? If not, I haven't a clue what he's saying.

5/15/2009 6:14:12 PM

John

Why can you set a sphere on the level ground and not have it start rolling?

Because the sphere is already moving along with the surface of the earth. See Newton's First Law.

If the curve of the earth lies at around 25 miles, why can we see things that are hundreds of miles away through a telescope?

If you mean along the tangent of the earth's surface, you can't, unless the line of sight is bent by temperature gradients.

Why did the meaning of Gravity change from "weight" to something that doesn't exist?

Gravity has never been defined as weight. The gravitational constant is 6.7 × 10^-11 meters cubed per kilogram mass per second per second. It resolves to weight when you multiply it by the mass of the earth and the mass of the object, divided by the square of the distance separating them. The result is in kilogram-meters per second per second. 1 kilogram-meter per second per second = 1 newton = 0.225 pounds.

Why do objects get smaller as they move away from you?

They don't. Do you get smaller when you move away from someone?

Why do rainbows bend like a dome?

Rainbows are circles. They look like an arc because the bottom half is below the horizon.

Why can't you feel the earth rotating, but you can feel the earth quake?

See Question 1.

Why does lava come up from the core if the core is what is holding everything down?

Why does water come through a crack in the hull of a boat? Same answer. Think about it.

The rest is nonsense.

5/15/2009 6:24:00 PM

lonelocust

While this is stupid (or at least ignorant, but since I'm sure he doesn't want real answers, I'll go with stupid), without context it's not particularly fundie. With the context on the page, it is.

5/15/2009 6:43:43 PM

Cobby Moggy

letthereaderunderstand

let the reader understand

Perhaps you should start reading then.

5/15/2009 6:47:16 PM

Caretaker

Oh. I see.

So, do you live near the Rim or the Hub?

5/15/2009 6:50:12 PM

Dio Fa

More importantly, where's the blue food?

5/15/2009 6:51:50 PM

fudgethis

I'll have whatever he's having...

5/15/2009 7:25:23 PM

Eden

I hope you aren´t proud of the fact that your lack of basic scientific knowledge lets you ask questions, that probaly even 14-16 syear old pupils would be able to answer within a short time ;)

5/15/2009 7:26:19 PM

Zoo

Motion is relative. The sphere does not move relative to the earth.

Uhm... I'm not sure what you're asking.

Weight is the measure of gravity on a given mass. Weight will be different where the pull of gravity is different. Your mass on earth and the moon, for instance, are the same but your weight is different.

They don't. They only appear to do so.

They don't, they form a circle. This is because rainbows form when light is refracted at a certain angle relative to the viewer through water drops in the air.

Motion is relative. You are stationary with respect to the earth, unless you are moving by some means such as walking or flying. The earth is likewise stationary with respect to you, unless IT moves by some means such as an earthquake (transmission of vibrations through earth/rock/etc.).

Hot things expand, they build up pressure by being limited in a space, pressure suddenly releases and there's an explosion. Tada, lava.

I walk on hills, I float in wavy water, I sleep in various positions, I make three-dimensional objects from other three-dimensional objects, I don't bother to iron and I've seen lots of clocks with curved glasses. What's your point?

And that's just stupid. Time is not made up of the physical dimensions. And trying to then tie that in with the trinity. . . poor effort.

Overall:
Is that REALLY the best you could do? All you've shown is you're (probably willfully) ignorant of very BASIC physics, even some elementary science.

5/15/2009 8:17:00 PM
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