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(Permalink) Posted: April 11 2012,13:42   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 11 2012,12:44)
Its a keeper!

Joe G: For ONE, the earth/ moon system would fall into the Sun without any counter-balance- we need that external pull to help keep us in place.
Obviously you don’t have much of a physics background. And obviously all you have are “why” questions that 5 year olds ask.

Scientist AND design detector! Get that on FSTDT.

Joe tries to explain the physics of orbiting bodies:

What happens when you stretch out a piece of fabric, say a bed sheet, and then put one heavy bowling ball on it and then try to get two much smaller marbles to stay a specified distance- relatively close- away from the bowling bowl?

You need a way to keep the bowling bowl from making too big of a dent, which is difficult to do wrt ONE heavy object. If the fabric is too tight the bowling ball will go all over the place.

:D  :D  :D

Words fail me....

JoeG: And by eating the cake you are consuming the information- some stays with you and the rest is waste.

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