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Flat Earth Debate / Re-creation of the Cavendish Experiment
« on: April 25, 2017, 10:57:00 PM »
Hi all!

As probably well-evidenced by my previous thread, I've rather developed an interest in the Cavendish Experiment, because it, in theory, would prove the existence of a gravitational force. This would have to be taken into the consideration of this FE unified theory I keep banging on about creating.

Being the curious FE that I am, I decided to run my own recreation. Take a skeptical approach, run the experiment, obtain the data and see what I get.

While my experimental setup was by no means perfect, I believe it was sufficient to determine whether a gravitational force exists.

I had two lead balls (3.2810^-2 kg exactly) suspended on a plastic beam of length 2.55x10^-1 m. These were held in a container with thin plastic walls to combat effects of air, and the balls were suspended towards the centre of the box, to control for any potential gravitational effects exerted by the 5.0x10^2 m thick plastic. They were approximately 2.0x10^-1 m away from the sides, which does theoretically control for those effects. None of the materials used were conductive to a statistically significant degree; plastic, lead and water. Then, three sets of increasingly massive masses were introduced, and the deflection of the beam measured.

With this simple setup, I achieved statistically significant data which indicated a force between the two sets of masses, which increased proportionally as the mass was increased. My margin of error was quite impressive, and my values were far removed from theoretical models, but for the amateur nature of my experiment, my results are fairly conclusive.

TL;DR: I recreated the Cavendish Experiment from a skeptic perspective and was still able to find a correlation between mass and magnitude of gravitational forces.

Does this not prove gravity's existence? What are some of my fellow FE explanations for what I found?

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Flat Earth Debate / Would the Cavendish Experiment disprove FE?
« on: April 25, 2017, 05:54:40 PM »
If such an experiment as the Cavendish Experiment conclusively proved that there is an attraction between masses (gravity), would this convince anyone here that the Earth was round?

This isn't to say that the experiment itself was valid, but theoretically if it were, what would it mean for FET?

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I'm very new to FE, but on eof my RE friends asked me a question that I couldn't answer. I looked on the FAQ but there ws nothing to answer it.

The question he asked is (and i qoute): "If the FE is accelerating through space at 9.81m/s, then will the earth ever reach a speed where the drag effects of travelling at such high velocities through space particles causes the FE to break apart or, through the same process which causes aerodynamic shaping of water droplets or falling molten metal into perfect spheres, become the RE? And if so, what is to say we haven't already reached that velocity, through constant acceleration over billions of years?"

Please help out.

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