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MrTeabreak

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It's amazing to me that the beings that made the sky above this flat earth managed to get the sun and the moon the same size so we'd get eclipses.
 

AFCDorset

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Mrs AFC made 'curry puffs' for supper, home made chicken Curry with potato and peas, made into something that looks like a baby Cornish pasty. Two pieces erved with black dall and an onion baji.
 

jackieguaccamo

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It's amazing to me that the beings that made the sky above this flat earth managed to get the sun and the moon the same size so we'd get eclipses.
Hardly amazing. The amazing bit is convincing you lot that it's round and people live upside down and rivers run up hill, and its spinning really fast. That's amazing.
 

AFCDorset

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Hardly amazing. The amazing bit is convincing you lot that it's round and people live upside down and rivers run up hill, and its spinning really fast. That's amazing.
When I was at college one of my 'modules' involved the design of very tall buildings. Some were so tall that we had to take account of the coriolis effect. Interesting thing to fake on a 'flat' world.
 

jackieguaccamo

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When I was at college one of my 'modules' involved the design of very tall buildings. Some were so tall that we had to take account of the coriolis effect. Interesting thing to fake on a 'flat' world.
Unfortunately I have no idea what you've just said AF, but it's definitely flat.
 

AFCDorset

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Think of it like this. You are at the top of a very tall building and you drop something down a lift shaft and measure it's path.
It is not vertical, by the bottom it will have deviated from the 'vertical' by a measurable amount. This is because, the rotation of the earth, 465 m/sec at the equator, means that the bottom of the shaft will have moved significantly during the time taken for the object to fall from top to bottom.

This is a real measurable effect, it has to be taken into account when designing lifts. One of the reasons why in tall older buildings the lifts rarely go from the very top to the very bottom.

This is the Coriolis effect, it also explains why cyclones rotate clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the south.
 

Outfoxed

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Think of it like this. You are at the top of a very tall building and you drop something down a lift shaft and measure it's path.
It is not vertical, by the bottom it will have deviated from the 'vertical' by a measurable amount. This is because, the rotation of the earth, 465 m/sec at the equator, means that the bottom of the shaft will have moved significantly during the time taken for the object to fall from top to bottom.

This is a real measurable effect, it has to be taken into account when designing lifts. One of the reasons why in tall older buildings the lifts rarely go from the very top to the very bottom.

This is the Coriolis effect, it also explains why cyclones rotate clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the south.
Every days a school day.

Now if you could just explain gravity to Jackie we might be getting somewhere.
 

AFCDorset

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Every days a school day.

Now if you could just explain gravity to Jackie we might be getting somewhere.
Sorry Outfoxed, there is no such thing as gravity, only 'curved space'.

The electromagnetic field that defines 'space' is distorted by any object that has mass. Very large masses cause lots of distortion and make things weird, which is why you should never get involved with fat birds.
 
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