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|Quote (JonF @ June 11 2008,20:37)|
|Quote (Nerull @ June 11 2008,12:54)|
|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.
Actually, Waltie-poo does address that particular problem. He invokes the radiometer effect, implemented by the molecules of the temporary inner solar system atmosphere created by the water blasted off of Earth. No, really, that's his "explanation". I wouldn't kid ya.
He doesn't address the even worse problem of getting the orbits into the plane of the ecliptic, which requires much larger impulses applied perpendicular to the plane of the current orbit.
And he regularly increases the amount of energy dissipated in this big rip; IIRC he's up into the trillions of hydrogen bombs now. Even without specifying the yields of the bombs that would wipe out life on Earth several times over.
He's a hoot and a half.
Please wait while my brain reboots....
Does he have any idea how much water vapor you would need to give a measurable atmosphere to the inner solar system? And that it would still be around now?
So THIS is fractical stupidity. It gets even stupider the deeper you dig.
To rebut creationism you pretty much have to be a biologist, chemist, geologist, philosopher, lawyer and historian all rolled into one. While to advocate creationism, you just have to be an idiot. -- tommorris