With all the news of doom and gloom and people thinking science and tech will suddenly stop.There is a story of a person who needed a robotic assist for his 6 year old daughter who loss strength in it due illness. He didn’t have much tech experience but he turned to the internet for assistance and had to figure out how to mold around here arm. But right before Christmas she raised her arm without assistance.
And for this family this song really is fitting.
In the latest episode of the podcast of be reasonable, they interviewed am individual who claims that the Earth is flat and we are a located under a curved dome. One of the points of evidence is that he claims Antarctica in reality does not look like what it looks like on maps and globes. He brings up a couple of missions of Admiral Byrd. On was operation Highjump which took place 1946-47, it was a mission to train troops in cold weather and to explore locations for future US bases on the continent. Another mission was Deep Freeze which took place form over the Antarctic summer of 1957-58. This was part of the international year of geology and was an international effort to start to study the Antarctic because it was the least explored place on Earth. Since 1959 there was been a treaty in place which allows scientific research by anyone but only allows scientific work and no commercial use of the continent. There are dozens of bases located all over Antarctica such Mcmurdo on the shore and also Amundsen-Scott base at the pole where experiments like the IceCube neutrino observatory is located. Another issue this author has with Antarctica is that there are no flights that directly over the continent. This is mostly because there is no real need to do this, there are a couple direct flights from Australia to South Africa that gets close to the coast but not directly over the pole.
He later brings up the fact the astronauts that have been to the moon or just in orbit above the Earth are lying about being there and the shape of the Earth. The author talks about Bart Sibrels attempts to get the 12 astronauts who have been to the moon to swear on the bible that they were lying. Bart would lie to the his interviewees until they should up at the was with Buzz Aldrin the second man on the moon. After Buzz walked out of the room the interview was taking place in Bart went out and got into Buzz’s face and called him a liar and a thief and wouldn’t leave Aldrin alone even after employees of the hotel told him to leave Buzz alone. And then came Barts claim to fame a man in his seventies about twice the age of Bart hit him and Bart hit the ground. Even if one or two of the astronauts agreed to do this it would not be any real evidence of the Earth being flat or the moon landings being false. We have many photographs and movies of partial views of the curve plus we pictures of the entire planet being a sphere.
Myhtbusters in one episode took a flight in the U2 spy plane up to 70.000 feet where the curvature of the Earth is clearly seen.
Also James may from the car show Top Gear had a chance to go into the same type of plane and saw the same curvature.
One the biggest problems the electric universe has is that there is a positive and negative charges. How this effects there is that positive is repelled by positive also negative is repelled negative, negative does attract positive. Gravity is the weakest of the four fundamental forces but is always attractive never repulsive. Also the EU?PU proponents don’t get that it takes a long time for matter to clump together like millions of years. They start talking about how when the particles should give of thermal heat as they gather closer together. And they do but the gravitational force holds them together. Stars are a system where the thermal heat generated by nuclear reactions the core that want to expand and gravity that wants all the matter into the smallest possible object.
Also mentioned in the essay is that the Kepler was launched to measure the brightness in stars to measure processes going inside stars. This is false Kepler was launched to measure the changes in brightness to find planets. If a planet crosses between Kepler and the star being observed the light from the star will be dimmed a small amount. This is one tw main ways planets are found. Kepler over a thousand planets by doing this. Their are satellites that have been launched to do astroseismology such as Canada’s Most satellite which also help find and verify planets.
At the end they have a number of questions such as:
Where do massive stars form? From really big clouds of matter mostly hydrogen, these stars dont live long as more massive the star the fast they burn thru their fuel.
How do star clusters from? Some clouds are big in mass and cover are spread over a large distance and the matter is not evenly distributed. So when stars form out these clouds collapse different clumps form stars. If you measure the spectrum form stars in a cluster the have generally the same concentrations of elements.
How do these clouds form? When the universe cooled down enough to form hydrogen the first stars formed then galaxies. After a star burns hydrogen it makes helium, if the star is massive enough it will collapse to start helium burning and give off more heat and get bigger. It will doe this until the heat from burning the new fuel over comes gravity and either the star just kind of just expands constantly or it just explodes in a flash called a supernova and forms new clouds for stars to form from.
What cause galactic star formation? First they do not form all at once they form overtime. Some have formed billions of years and they are about 7 being born every year in this galaxy alone. Also big galaxies like ours have been partially formed by gobbling up smaller galaxies and all ther stars. Both galaxies would have nebula that would could and start forming stars.