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6,843 hits 3.0 (4 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 2 years ago by sander

Do you believe in Newton`s Theory of Gravity?
I mean, after all, it`s just a theory.


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2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 1/8/15 - 1:36:02 PM EST (GMT-5)
Even "scientific" textbooks describe it as a "theory".
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 1/8/15 - 1:37:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
i believe in the established constants of acceleration due to gravity.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 1/8/15 - 1:49:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
Microgravitation is OK, but does it apply to larger bodies?
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 1/8/15 - 1:56:11 PM EST (GMT-5)
what is your counter argument? if you have one.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 1/8/15 - 6:53:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well played, Sander. Well played...
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Thursday 1/8/15 - 7:10:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
i was thinking about this while i was showering.

and common sense might indicate that if gravitational pull is a thing then the gravitational pull of the earth being greater than the gravitational pull of the moon the earth should just pull the moon into it, but at such a distance with a specific gravitational pull supplied by each celestial body the force equation for gravity cancels out, the moon actually pulling the mass of the earth at such a lesser gravitational constant (fractional to the constant pulling the moon towards the earth) that the forces of both planets on the other are equal.

and then i put soap on my testicles.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 12:34:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
I want to hit the share button.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 3:21:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
AD: One would think you'd have sorted all that out in 8th grade. And I mean the gravitational mass issue as well as being distracted by putting soap on your testes.

I believe that Newton's Theory of Gravity is the best explanation for the large body of evidence that we have. I do not know it to be a fact. Just as I believe the modern (or quantum) theory of the atom is the best explanation for the large body of evidence we have for describing an atom, but cannot say it is fact. There are many explanations for other large bodies of evidence that I do not find so convincing, or would describe as "best". Such as the moronically yet obliquely referenced Evolutionary Theory.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 4:42:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I adhere more to Einstein's improvement of the theory of gravity.

That is, until hopefully another piece of the puzzle is found by either a successful marriage of general relativity and quantum physics in some form. Or perhaps a new theory altogether as long as its stands the test of experimental scrutiny.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 4:46:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
am i getting this right?

that the mass of the object is directly proportional to it's gravitational pull?

what is the acceleration constant on the moon?

according to some website..
1.6 m/s^2
and earth is 9.8 m/s^2?

that don't sound right.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 4:50:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
That sounds about right, amaq. Don't forget the inverse square law.

"I adhere more to Einstein's improvement of the theory of gravity. "
When I can start noticing the difference between the time I flip a switch and the light comes on, I'll start worrying about the rest of what you wrote.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 4:52:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
hahaha.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 4:53:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
in reality do squares do anything more than offset proportions?

god i hated u substitution.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 4:59:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Linear vs geometric (or logarithmic) proportion. Everything is a ratio (or proportion). Everything. Its the answer to that moon earth issue you were on about earlier.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 5:00:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, not the whole answer. But, a at least half of it.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 5:02:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
but i'm enumerating this in layman's psychobabble.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 5:11:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
Then I'll let you to it then. No point in helping you sort it.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 5:35:58 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Friday 1/9/15 - 3:21:32 PM dacash wrote:
AD: I believe that Newton's Theory of Gravity is the best explanation for the large body of evidence that we have. I do not know it to be a fact. Just as I believe the modern (or quantum) theory of the atom is the best explanation for the large body of evidence we have for describing an atom, but cannot say it is fact. There are many explanations for other large bodies of evidence that I do not find so convincing, or would describe as "best". Such as the moronically yet obliquely referenced Evolutionary Theory.


Pretty much this, depending on why "moronically" is included. We have pretty good evidence that in fact Newton's Theory of Gravity does not hold up under all conditions. We know it's not 100% correct.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 5:53:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I should have learned this by now:

NEVER EVER attempt satire on teh Interwebz, because it will be taken seriously by a lot of people
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 6:48:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah it totally went over everyone's head
not so subtle next time
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 8:07:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
I included moronically because the old "It's only a theory: you don't understand what a theory is you Philistine!" Argument plays harder against the so called "science advocate". Pretty much like using the term Philistine does (the philistines were actually the more culturally and technologically advanced civilization of the time). .

Not to mention the dead horse aspect. I got that it was an attempt at satire. I think everyone did. It just plays more against the person using it that way - they look less clever. Maybe if I'd included in my first post, that would have come across better.
2 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Friday 1/9/15 - 8:14:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sander, you overcomplicated this sh*t. The question should have been "do you believe in gravity" and the responses should have been "NO GRAVITY IS BULLSH*T IT'S JUST A THEORY".
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 10/14/15 - 6:32:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
Clearly you misunderstand how the word "theory" is used in science.
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Thursday 10/15/15 - 6:41:12 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 10/14/15 - 6:32:45 PM Forever wrote:
Clearly you misunderstand how the word "theory" is used in science.

Clearly you didn't read the posts thus understanding the SATIRE of the question....
2 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 10/16/15 - 3:16:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
I'm just saying "no" to be an idiot.

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