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(Permalink) Posted: Nov. 20 2012,16:02   

Jerry, let me tell you a story.

I'm doing some work right now and one of the things I had to do was compute the escape velocity for the asteroid Vesta4.  So, I got the mean radius and the approximate mass and ended up with an escape velocity of 363 and change m/s.  I thought, that's way to high, I must have made a mistake.

I figured and a looked up G and verified it.  I verified the equation I was using.  I got some other people to check my math and they agreed with me.  

We fussed on this for three days.

Then, I got a bright idea.  I looked up the escape velocity for Vesta.  Amazingly, NASA recently sent a mission there.  Turns out, the math was right... it was my thinking that was wrong.

The moral of the story is that thinking can be wrong.  So, why don't you give us the formulas so we can actually do the math.

Oh wait, you can't do that because we all know IT DOESN'T EXIST.

Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.

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