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Originally posted by HowardRoark
Wow. Ashley, I am sorry, but I am going to have to place you under citizens arrest for violating Mr. Newton's laws.
The first law. I. Every object in a state of uniform motion tends to remain in that state of motion unless an external force is applied to it.
Why does a top slow down? Friction. the friction of the point of the top on the floor.
Actually you get time off for being partially right. The Earth is slowing down gradually due to the friction of ocean tides caused by the sun and moon. However, the Earth will never "flip" nor will the oceans cause it start spinning again. This process has been happening for 4.5 billion years.
And yes you are right, the Earth is not perfectly round, but it is symmetrical in relation to its rotation and that is what counts.
There is a huge difference between a polar shift and a magnetic shift. I'll let you figure it out for yourself.
Originally posted by ashley
Everything slows down.
Friction is gravity,quit quoting Newton and think for yourself. Is there friction in zero gravity.
Originally posted by energy_wave
...In ancient times what could have possibly have caused the sun to stand still in the sky? The passing of an object? The poles of the earth moving?
There are also corresponding accounts from the opposit side of this planet that for one day the earth was dark as the sun didn't rise.
originally posted by HR
Are you stating that Newton is wrong?
Originally posted by toolmaker it was the night that the sun never set.