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WHAT IF the Earth was Actually Flat?

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Gravity should be stronger then buoyancy?
Why should it be? Simply because you think it should be?
Way I see it is that buoyancy is merely the ordering of objects within a gravitational field, relative to their respective mass.


why doesn't gravity pull a ship to the bottom of the ocean while the planet spins @ 1000 mph?
Because the amount of water the ship would need to have moved out of the way in order to sink further into the water, weighs more than the ship does. Therefore it stays on the surface.

Poke a hole in it and add the weight of the water to the ship's weight, and the ship now weighs a sufficient amount to push enough water out of the way in order to allow gravity to pull it to the bottom of the sea.

The ship is no longer buoyant in water. Thus, it and the water reorder themselves until the ship encounters something more dense than itself.
Ie: the bottom.
...but plug the hole and put that same boat filled with water in an ocean of mercury, and it would float again.
 

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AYE!!

Hove to!!

The schooner's shifted leeward!!
Haul in the mainsail, set course for new tack!!
Mr King, get the men ready for boarding..

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interesting video, just not buying it.

I can understand that there are a group of people out there that buy into this, and I'm not going to judge them.

what I will say, is that the likelihood of this being legit, about the same as Biden really getting 81 million votes.
 

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Here is a question. Gravity is strong enough to keep a car on the ground, the oceans in place, why doesn't gravity pull a ship to the bottom of the ocean while the planet spins @ 1000 mph? Gravity should be stronger then buoyancy? Yet, anything lighter than air can float to the sky. Gravity must do billions of calculation per millisecond to keep some objects on the ground while allowing others to float away. Now, lets talk about weight.

The universe does not do "calculations per unit time", unless you get into the really weird crap at the Planck scales.

Cars don't fly off the surface because the centrifugal "force" due to rotation is far weaker than gravity. But it is still there. Atrillery officers have known for centuries that they need to correct for the Coriolis effect (a perceived force on flying objects, but it's really the projectile flying straight while earth moves under it)

Same deal with the roof over your head. The electromagnetic forces holding the material together are far stronger than gravity. Otherwise all structures would crumble into piles of sand,

Buoyancy is pressure is gravity. An aircraft carrier is mostly air. Its total density is less than that of water. So it floats on the water. Put more mass on the ship, it rides lower in the water. Too much mass, and down it goes. A balloon filled with your own lungs doesn't float. Fill it with helium or very hot air, and it becomes lighter than the outside air, and up it goes (until outside air is at the same pressure)! Fill a balloon with Xenon, and it drops to the floor, because it's heavier than the outside air. A chunk of steel will float in a pool of Mercury.

What about weight?
 

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Why Gravity on IS NOT a Force.

 

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Why Gravity on IS NOT a Force.

That's what I posted nearly two years ago.

As for gravity, it is the effect that curved spacetime creates.
Mass curves spacetime and curved spacetime gives mass the effect we call gravity.
 

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Primer Fields Theory.

Just adding to the mix.