Galileo Was Wrong the earth does not move.

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  1. steve knight Suspended

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    It's hard to believe some of these nutjobs. I guess all of the videos from space are all fave and all observations are all wrong.
    Myself I think the desperation of people to not have the bible proven wrong will really drive them to any belief.

    http://www.galileowaswrong.com/galileowaswrong/
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    If Nevada elects someone like Sharron Angle, we'll be seeing a lot of more of this garbage taken seriously by more people.
     
  3. Heilage macrumors 68030

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    Are these people serious?

    Reminds me of the Flat Earth Society.
     
  4. leekohler macrumors G5

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    There are so many idiots out there. This seems tame by comparison.
     
  5. skunk macrumors G4

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    This is the "Lead Scientist" and author of this tripe explaining his immaculate academic credentials in answer to a questioner claiming he is basically an unqualified idiot (worth a read, if only for entertainment value):

    What an utter plonker!
     
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    I hate to say it but I'd actually be interested to read that book and see how they could actually prove this. lol
     
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    Oh my...I don't even know where to begin.

    Well, I should begin by stopping my laughter, but I haven't been able to just yet. :D
     
  9. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Me too.

    But right from the get-go he admits to having not one, but two ghost writers.

    So much for it not being a diploma mill. :p
     
  10. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Well it is all relative depending on how you do your coordinates system. If you set earth to be (0,0,0) and always be (0,0,0) then it would never move. Everything moves relative to that.

    Not that this is what the group trying to prove. I just was pointing out how you could do it in science.
     
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    Just give me one of those thin black and yellow paperback things.
     
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    They're gathering like 30 minutes away from where I live. :D

    Anyway, this is just more proof that you can get "scientists" to say just about anything as long as you pay them enough. :p
     
  14. skunk macrumors G4

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    What scientists? They're charlatans, not scientists.
     
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    HAve you seen the studies on why radiometric dating shows a young earth? It's quite funny.
    They say that there would be no carbon 14 if the earth had been around >30,000 years. They have no understanding of Atomic Theory.
     
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    I want to post a reply here but this is so unbelievable that i'm a bit short of words. Oh yea, there in it for the money!!!
     
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    Or send him to Siberia, as Stalin would have.

    *****, the poor man has troubles enough. Let him go. ;)
     
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    Hey GGW loons, 1995 called and they want their website style back.
     
  20. CaoCao macrumors 6502a

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    Galileo's proof was wrong and he knew it (his proof was that tides proved the Earth moved, his theory only accounted for one high tide a day)
    Bad choice, Gravity has been rewritten several times
     
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    There was more to it than that. Galileo established that there were other centers of motion in the solar system (the Galilean satellites of Jupiter), and as such is was wrong to assume that everything in orbit had the came center.

    He was partly wrong about tides, of course - his studies pre-dated Newton's laws of gravity, which is the primary cause of tides in the first place - but Galileo did observe that there was a lag in the tides which changed over time. The fact that he was at the time unaware that it had to do with the relative positions of the sun and moon does seem to make him come across as "wrong," though.
     
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    anyone know where these guys are getting their crack? i wanna get some of it, it seems like its REALLY GOOD **** :D :cool: ;)
     
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    Their Q&A alone is 170 pages long. Gotta give them (him?) points for thoroughness.
     
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    Just proves having a doctorate doesn't mean anything. Half of that list is Dr. and well we know they are idiots.
     
  25. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    Do you have links to any of those studies from them on them saying that after 30k years their would be none left? I kind of want to read one of them.

    Now the half-life of carbon-14 is a little 5730 years. To make the math easier we are going to say it is 6k years.
    30,000 years would mean that we would have 1/64 of what was started with. That is getting pretty small amount and it gets quick. So to people with a very basic understanding of Atomic theory it makes sense that after 30k years we would not have much if any left.

    That being said I want to say I have read that carbon 14 is created in our upper atmospheric by solar radiation. And the current theory is it is created at a steady rate give or take. As we breath, eat ect we consume carbon 14. When we die we stop consuming it and it starts breaking down.

    Now I have a much more advance understanding of atomic theory than most people but know and understand very little of it. I think most people only understand the first part with 1/2 lifes and do not understand how those elements are created. I would put the creation part of radioactive elements at more advance understanding.
     

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