When a restaurant bathroom lets you draw

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Lately, I have been imagining that Jesus likes playing children games… like, Hide and Seek, or Tag. You know, because he does mention having faith like a child. Anyway, I can’t help but see him coming back on the clouds shouting “ready or not, here I come“, as if he had just gotten done counting to a zabillion with his arms crossed over his eyes against the tree of life.

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Updating the swag on my truck

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So, I have had this truck for something like 4 or 5 years now… if not longer. And the entire time I have had it there has been this massive sticker on the back window totally obstructing my view in the rearview mirror. After all this time I had never attempted to take that sticker off because I thought it would mess up the tent. And sure enough, silly me… the tenting is on the inside.

How silly do I feel, right?

Anyway, now that I realized this after such a long time… this last weekend I took off that massive sticker of a monster-dog and replaced it with something a little more befitting, I think. Oh, and I also got a license plate cover, too.

Newton’s third law & the Progress MS-08

Today I want to take a moment to talk about the force generated by two opposing objects, which in turn, can and does result in what we call “movement”.

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Formally stated, Newton’s third law is: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. The statement means that in every interaction, there is a pair of forces acting on the two interacting objects. The size of the forces on the first object equals the size of the force on the second object.

Now, in such regard the thing to remember is this. The force that causes the ball to push back in both situations is resistance. So, the question then would be to ask what is causing the “resistance” to occur between the girl and the ball. The obvious answer here is the atmosphere. As the ball is leaving the girl’s hands, the ball is pressing against the particles of air that surround both it and the girl in the room. The more particles that exist in a given space, the denser that atmosphere is surrounding the two objects… thus, the stronger the resistance. If we removed the atmosphere, the ball would experience zero resistance. As a result the ball would not “push back”, generating friction on the girl’s feet.

Secondly, I want to raise the question of positioning. Consider this; you take away the atmospheric pressure, removing and push back the ball might exert. But also, lift the girl’s roller skates off of the floor as well. At that point you have two objects pushing against one another with zero force exerted between them while simultaneously removing the platform by which the first object might have traveled in an opposing direction. Therefore, what allows the girl to travel in regard to Newton’s third law is atmospheric pressure and a platform of travel.

Make sense? This is what brings me to the title of this blog post. Two days ago in February 15th, the Progress MS-08 docked with the international space station for it’ resupply of the station.

My question is this; what is Progress MS-08 pushing against? And, what is the Progress MS-08’s platform of travel?

You see, there is this thing called “the vacuum of space“.

A vacuum is space devoid of matter. The word stems from the Latin adjective vacuus for “vacant” or “void“. An approximation to such vacuum is a region with a gaseous pressure much less than atmospheric pressure or devoid of pressure entirely.

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Now, what people like SpaceX and NASA will suggest is that rockets operate in the vacuum of space by propelling gases in one direction to create an opposite and equal force on the craft. There is no need for air (atmosphere) for those gases to push against thanks to Newton’s third law of motion. You can read that article here explaining how Newton’s third law apparently work’s in the vacuum of space.

I’m sorry, but how absurd can we honestly get? The thing that causes Newton’s third law to work is the atmospheric resistance. without said resistance, no external force would be experienced. It is honestly that simple.

Let’s ask Neil.

Oh, wait… we are forgetting one thing; atmospheric resistance. There is, after all, an atmosphere inside the international space station. At least I would hope. Wouldn’t be able to breath otherwise, right?

I rest my case. Space is fake. But hey, don’t take my word for it. I clearly am… after all, just an ignorant Christian that still believes in silly things like creation, talking snakes, and an earth yielding plant-life that existed 3 days before the sun and moon were even on the scene.

Clearly, this pre-production and post-production footage of the ISS doesn’t speak for itself either.

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Anyway, rant over.

Store Update in the mix

iss_fullxfull.15012351_k96u42w8Well, today the etsy store hit 4,000 sales. That’s pretty good if you ask me… considering the fact that I am just doing it as a hobby. Every time the store hits a big event number like that, these promo images get posted to those people that have chosen to follow the store. With this milestone in mind, I am also only one review away from reaching 900 reviews. For that one, I am going to be posting one in celebration of the “900 reviews mark” of Jesus causing a ruckus.

I looks like so…

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The next major milestone that still might take a little bit of time would be reaching a total of 2,000 store followers. These followers are the people that think the store is worth receiving updates about. So, when the store adds new items or posts an update like the above milestones, they will get notifications. I am only about 20 followers away from reaching that next goal. It might take a little while though, because that is a slow moving number compared to the other two.

Regardless, the store is thriving even though it is just a casual hobby.

The next major update is going to be updating the listings with new and improved photos. See the following post I did last week for a sneak peek at what these new photos are going to look like. They are much cooler and cleaner looking than what I currently have posted on the store.

Internalization ponderings of the day

I have an honest question.

As we all know and can observe, both meteors and comets take place in the sky all the time. They tend to leave lasting impressions similar to the following photos.

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So, here is the question…

Wouldn’t it stand to reason, that “if” we are in fact traveling through space in 5 alternate directions simultaneously (axial rotation, orbit around the sun, sun around the galaxy, galaxy through space, and axial tilt), wouldn’t we observe these types of events from more than just one direction of observation?

To clarify what I am asking, let me reword it a little better. Meteors and comets should be traveling in the vacuum of space in all sorts of directions. With that said, why is it that we never observe these objects coming up from the horizon line rather than down toward it?

Here is a visualization of what I am asking. From the line of sight to the horizon for the observer, these objects only ever appear to be traveling down. Wouldn’t they just as frequently be observed going up as well?

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Why is this never observed?

Seems like a common sense observation, and yet none of the photos taken ever show these objects going in any other direction than down or in an easterly-westerly direction. Never from bottom to top.

Hmmm….

Seems legit.