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4 minutes ago, Uhtred said:
1 hour ago, Chinahand said:

Erm... N & D?

I nominate Numbskull and Dense.

It is rather frustrating - this is an experiment first conducted 220 years ago with Cavendish setting a benchmark for precision which wasn't improved upon for about 100 years.

It is an experiment which has been refined and worked on and repeated literally thousands of times - it is now often set as a student laboratory with a refined apparatus designed for student use.

Goodness knows why flat earthers have a bee in their bonnets about it.  

N is the period of oscillation of the torsion wire and D is the density of the earth.  I personally think it is quite wonderful that you can generate a reasonably simple equation connecting these two issues together, but PGW clearly doesn't like it.  Shrugs.

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1 minute ago, Chinahand said:

It is rather frustrating - this is an experiment first conducted 220 years ago with Cavendish setting a benchmark for precision which wasn't improved upon for about 100 years.

It is an experiment which has been refined and worked on and repeated literally thousands of times - it is now often set as a student laboratory with a refined apparatus designed for student use.

Goodness knows why flat earthers have a bee in their bonnets about it.  

N is the period of oscillation of the torsion wire and D is the density of the earth.  I personally think it is quite wonderful that you can generate a reasonably simple equation connecting these two issues together, but PGW clearly doesn't like it.  Shrugs.

Just a thought China, but have you given any thought to just ignoring him? 

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5 minutes ago, paul's got wright said:
48 minutes ago, Chinahand said:

PGW - the observed phenomena in Cavendish's experiment was the change in the twist in a wire supporting a bar containing two weights as two other weights were brought into proximity with them.

Exactly! Is that a naturally occurring phenomena? 

Huh ... are you trying to claim because it is a man made experiment it isn't naturally occurring ... seriously?  The change in the twist in the wire is perfectly understandable natural phenomena - as is the gravitational attraction causing it.

What the heck is your point?

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7 minutes ago, Chinahand said:

It is rather frustrating - this is an experiment first conducted 220 years ago with Cavendish setting a benchmark for precision which wasn't improved upon for about 100 years.

It is an experiment which has been refined and worked on and repeated literally thousands of times - it is now often set as a student laboratory with a refined apparatus designed for student use.

Goodness knows why flat earthers have a bee in their bonnets about it.  

N is the period of oscillation of the torsion wire and D is the density of the earth.  I personally think it is quite wonderful that you can generate a reasonably simple equation connecting these two issues together, but PGW clearly doesn't like it.  Shrugs.

Did Cavendish measure the distance to the sun? How did he know the earth was a sphere in the first place, and how did he measure the "radius"? 

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Flat Earthers seem to be unaware that our senses cannot detect constant motion.  We feel acceleration (e.g. in car or aircraft) and we feel the acceleration caused by bumps or turbulence but we don't actually feel constant speed.  It is our vision that enables us to experience that.

A good illustration is being on a train and looking out of the window at a train that is stopped on the next platform.  If that second train starts to move we sometimes believe it is our train moving.  The brain is easily fooled.

We don't feel earth spinning because it's pretty much constant and not accelerating or decelerating all the time.

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14 hours ago, Chinahand said:

Huh ... are you trying to claim because it is a man made experiment it isn't naturally occurring ... seriously?  The change in the twist in the wire is perfectly understandable natural phenomena - as is the gravitational attraction causing it.

What the heck is your point?

Do you want me to post the definition of natural for you china?

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4 hours ago, manxman1980 said:

Flat Earthers seem to be unaware that our senses cannot detect constant motion.  We feel acceleration (e.g. in car or aircraft) and we feel the acceleration caused by bumps or turbulence but we don't actually feel constant speed.  It is our vision that enables us to experience that.

A good illustration is being on a train and looking out of the window at a train that is stopped on the next platform.  If that second train starts to move we sometimes believe it is our train moving.  The brain is easily fooled.

We don't feel earth spinning because it's pretty much constant and not accelerating or decelerating all the time.

Preaching to the choir hey eminem80!

God bless x

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