Joined: June 2007
Still no answer. Whining about talking science and then ignoring science posts doesn't earn you much credibility, FTK.
Since you are afraid to address it, I'll go ahead an answer.
Simplified, an orbit is an ellipse. It does not change without a force to change it. An orbit will always pass through the point where the last impulse was applied. (We're ignoring precession, which rotates the orbit around the object its orbiting).
What this means is, if you apply a force to an object from Earth, and the force is not enough to give the object solar escape velocity or sends it close enough to slingshot off a planet - it will always pass through Earth's orbit. You cannot put an object in a circular orbit in the asteroid belt using only impulse at Earth. It's impossible.
What this means for Walt Brown is that the asteroid belt was not created by rocks blasted off of Earth - it couldn't have happened.
Any rocks that are blasted from Earth will be in Earth crossing orbits. What this means for our recovering civilization after the Flood is a K/T size mass extinction level impact every few years. There wouldn't be much left on Earth aside from a few bacteria.
Walt Brown probably knows this, but hey - he sells books to people who believe him, like FTK.
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