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JesusFreak
JesusFreak


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Joined: 17 Jun 2003
Posts: 537

Posted: 16 Dec 2003 06:14:20 pm    Post subject:

So "up" is relative, so if i stand on my hands, and throw a rock down, it will go up.

got any more strange logic?
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AlienCC
Creative Receptacle!


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Joined: 24 May 2003
Posts: 1927

Posted: 16 Dec 2003 07:23:27 pm    Post subject:

Everything is relative to perspective, but this does not exactly make it truth.
Your eyes can decieve you, but your heart cannot.

--AlienCC
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Jedd
1980 Pong World Champion


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Joined: 18 Nov 2003
Posts: 823

Posted: 16 Dec 2003 07:55:17 pm    Post subject:

We all know objects want to move in a strait line, and they will unless some other force acts on them. However Einstein had another thought, all objects move in strait lines, and gravity (the force) bends empty space. The object travels through bent space in a strait line, rather than traveling in a curved path through normal space. There's some great brain food to get you through your day (the thought can entertain you for at least 2 or 3 periods of school).

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Hehe cool it says I'm a member now. I think this is a good topic to pass the 100 posts mark with.


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DarkerLine
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Joined: 04 Nov 2003
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Posted: 17 Dec 2003 05:20:20 pm    Post subject:

In Isaac Asimov's short story he described this as a flexible sheet of rubber which objects made indentations in and objects moved because of those indentations.
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Jedd
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Posted: 17 Dec 2003 07:09:49 pm    Post subject:

??? Maybe im slow but that made no sense. Please clarify...
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DarkerLine
ceci n'est pas une |


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Joined: 04 Nov 2003
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Posted: 17 Dec 2003 07:12:38 pm    Post subject:

Jedd wrote:
??? Maybe im slow but that made no sense.  Please clarify...

It's just me being no good at explaining...

Suppose Earth was a marble on a rubber sheet. Then the moon would be a smaller marble, rolling around in the indentation left by the Earth marble. It was meant by Isaac Asimov as a metaphor for gravity.
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Jedd
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Posted: 17 Dec 2003 07:21:53 pm    Post subject:

Oh ok gotcha. Theres something like that in my physics book. Smart guys seem to always be named Isaac.
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