Lack of Gravity

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Re: Lack of Gravity
« Reply #90 on: March 01, 2010, 09:43:02 PM »
Then how would you suggest detecting any deflection without assuming anything about the shape of the earth?  It's not as if you could use a plumb bob.
Why would I want to do that?
To, oh, I don't know, maybe disprove gravity? You know like the entire topic is about

Sometimes I really have to wonder.

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markjo

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Re: Lack of Gravity
« Reply #91 on: March 01, 2010, 09:46:13 PM »
Then how would you suggest detecting any deflection without assuming anything about the shape of the earth?  It's not as if you could use a plumb bob.
Why would I want to do that?
So that you can peer review the experiment in question.  Why else?
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Re: Lack of Gravity
« Reply #92 on: March 01, 2010, 09:48:12 PM »
The Law of "Universal Gravitation" was "discovered" by Isaac Newton using data about the motion of the planets according to the heliocentric model of the Solar System and applying his famous laws of motion to these motions. Then, people thought they should prove this idea between terrestrial objects. As you may or may not know the heliocentric model of the solar system assumes, among other things, that the Earth is round. So, one cannot use the Law of Universal Gravitation as a proof of round earth simply because one of the assumptions incorporated into it is the assumption of a Round Earth.

Re: Lack of Gravity
« Reply #93 on: March 01, 2010, 10:01:24 PM »
What's that scraping sound coming from inside the barrel?
There is evidence for a NASA conspiracy. Please search.