“Truther” Don’t Understand Gravity

“Truther” B, from yesterday’s article, is continuing to display his ignorance in a continuing exchange with Fellow Debunker 9, this time with respect to gravity.

When Fellow Debunker 9 pointed out that astronauts in space are weightless in space, “Truther” B’s response was that they’re not affected  by gravity and are also travelling very fast.

Just one problem: If they were not affected by gravity, they would fly out of orbit. Gravity is what KEEPS things in orbit, whether it’s an artificial satellite or the moon in orbit around the earth or the planets around the sun.

 

As we see here, and as any physics book will tell you, anything in orbit IS still affected by gravity and is actually FALLING towards the earth. It’s just doing so with sufficient momentum to avoid hitting the ground or, as this site puts it, ” Douglas Adams was right; “Flying is simple. You just throw yourself at the ground and miss.”

 

“Truther’ B’s claim is a clear violation of Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation which as we see here,( and as any physics book will tell you) states that “every body in the universe is attracted to every other body with a force that is directly proportional to the product of the bodies’ masses and inversely proportional to the square of the bodies’ separation.”

The equation is often written as Fgravity =G (M1M2/ r^2), where G is the universal gravitational constant, 6.67 x 10^-11 N x m^2/ kg^2, M1 and M2 are the masses of the objects in question and r^2 is the distance between two objects.  It also demonstrates why “Truther” B’s claim is PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE.

Clearly, “truthers” don’t realize the gravity of their ignorance.

 

 

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Posted September 3, 2014 by Victor Chabala in Mocking Truthers, Opinion, Real 9/11 Facts

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