Well, I suppose it is time for me to ask a new question. This one is about gravity. But, before I get into it, let us first start by covering the basics of gravity as well as the basics for angular momentum. But first, let’s put on our thinking caps.
So… here we go.
The Gravitational Constant: The Gravitational Constant has a value of 6.67384×10^-11 m^3 kg^-1 s^-2. Now, this possibly looks a bit messy but it basically means that gravity has a “set strength“. A strength that works in 3-dimensional space, is an accelerating force and is determined by mass.
With that said, angular momentum is the quantity of rotation of a body, which is the product of its moment of inertia and its angular velocity. Essentially, the faster an object or body rotates, the more velocity it will generate. In short… faster equals more.
Now that we have established those two principles (gravity has a constant, and momentum generates more velocity the faster it goes), here is something to consider.
An object on the Earth’s equator travels once around the Earth’s circumference before making a 360 degree cycle. This is about 24,901 miles (40,075 kilometres) per day. To calculate speed, Mr Kadish divided that distance by 23hr, 56m, 4s to reach the figure of 1,040 mph. This means that at the equator the earth is spinning at more than one thousand miles per hour.
Now, the cool thing to consider about this fact is simply this; any object on the earth farther away from the equator (like New York or Australia for example) are actually traveling much slower since they do not need to cover nearly as much space within that 360 degree rotation as the equator does to makes its 360 degree round trip at such a drastic speed. The momentum at the equator is much greater than that of the North and South Poles, thus generation the most velocity at the equator.
This is where angular momentum comes in.
When you consider the level of force generated by the momentum of a ball traveling at a speed at let’s say, one thousand miles per hour, any water on the surface of that ball would be forced toward the equator of rotation as a result of angular momentum.
With that said here is the question; if the earth is spinning as fast as we are told, what keeps the water on Earth’s surface from gathering together at the equator as a result of angular momentum?
The answer that I have been given is simply – gravity.
But here is why I have a problem with that answer. You are telling me that the gravitational constant is SO GREAT that it can force the seas to stay fixed while not being drawn by the angular momentum of 1,040 miles per hour of velocity. And yet, something as delicate as a butterfly’s wings do not instantly collapse under that very same gravitational constant?
The Copernican Principle is a joke.
Psalms 93:1 – The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.