posted on Apr, 26 2010 @ 05:43 PM
reply to post by Mr. Toodles
OH, I have a few thoughts on this concept. I think it could be summed up in a simple, rather rhetorical, question;
What is the origin of rotation?
You're correct, everything is in motion and nothing is ever at rest in an absolute sense. How many different types of observable motions are
- Angular (Rotational and/or Orbital)
There is no Linear motion in an absolute sense because there will always be another force causing an angular progression. An object moving in a
straight line (in space) will curve due to gravitational forces on it from other masses in either a Hyperbolic, Parabolic or Elliptical/Circular
I am indifferent as to the definitions between Oscillations and Rotational motions as my gut feeling is that these are the same but I can't get my
head around it just yet. It is from this concept that I believe there is only one true Universal motion (be it Oscillating or Rotational) and anything
else is a deception due to relative perspectives. In other words things just appear to move in a straight line but are really moving in a big
Rotational motions are rather difficult to understand really. Think of a spinning sphere like the Earth. The top (Northern Hemisphere) rotates in an
anti-clockwise direction yet at the same time the bottom (Southern Hemisphere) rotates in a clockwise direction with a dividing line at the equator.
So how can a single object appear to rotate in two different directions at the same time?
Maybe I am over-thinking this concept or maybe I am missing something profound. I am leaning towards the latter and furthermore I feel that this is
the key to understanding the creation of the Universe and the origin of Gravity.
The question, "What is the Origin of Rotation?"
remains unanswered at this time for me and the odd thing I have found is in most cases it