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Casey Christofaris

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When and why did us spinning on a rock in "space" become a rational thought, instead of irrational?

Why aren't we crazy simply because we believe the fact that we are spinning on a rock in space. ( I am not doubting the premise) Just that some how it goes against everything that is rational in this world, yet we are ok with it.

We are on a flying rock that is traveling through space. It sounds like something out of the comic books or the insane asylum.

Why are we ok with this irrational thought? And we call it science

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  • Mar 24 2013: The earth rotates around 1,100 mph.
    The earth orbits around the sun around 65,000 mph.
    The solar system is speeding through the galaxy around 500,000 mph.
    All I can do is hang on. There is no time to think.

    I talk on the phone while driving at 65 mph.
    But don't worry. I have both hands firmly on the phone.
    You're right. It isn't, "why aren't we?" We already are.
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      Mar 24 2013: Well the best thing about all of that is all of those speed calculations they are based on the fact that we rotate in a circle around the sun instead of in an ellipse. Since we do rotate in an ellipse it would be impossible to find a speed constant since it is always changing.
      • Mar 31 2013: So?
        They are pretty insane as it is.
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          Apr 4 2013: That is true I am not a math person I wonder how fast we are really traveling? If I had to guess its faster then our current measurement of light

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