posted on May, 14 2011 @ 04:13 AM
in thread after thread the old canard " planetary allignments " cause earthquakes is hoisted .
it is an utterly absurd proposition - which has been demonstrated to be false by every previous planetary alignment
the most famous example being 5th may 2000 when mr R Noone siezed his 15min of " fame " with a book that made outlandish fearmongering "
predictions " - none of which came to pass
planetrary alignment is something that looks cool - because you can draw a straight line - but it has no science behind it , only a pretty diagram
the science is quite simple - we know the mass and distance of all planets in our solar system
so using the formula
we can calculate the gravitational effect of a given body
here is a table :
Sun: Mass=332,950, Distance=1
Moon: Mass=0.01, Distance=0.002 (i.e. roughly 1/200th as much g as sun)
Jupiter: Mass=318, Distance=4 (i.e. roughly 1/16,000th as much g as Sun)
Venus: Mass=0.8, Distance=0.25 (i.e roughly 1/28,000th as much g as sun)
Saturn: Mass=95, Distance=8 (i.e. roughly 1/192,000 as much g as sun)
Mars: Mass=.1, Distance= (i.e roughly 1/300,000th as much g as sun)
Uranus: Mass=15, Distance=17 (i.e. roughly 1/540,000 as much g as sun)
Mercury: Mass=0.06, Distance=0.5 (i.e. roughly 1/1,200,000 as much g as sun)
Neptune: Mass=17, Distance=30 (i.e. roughly 1/2,000,000 as much g as sun)
Pluto: Mass=0.002, Distance=30 (i.e. roughly 1/16,000,000,000 as much g as sun)
we know the precise effect of alignments of the sun earth and moon - as they are manifest in the tidal ranges measured during spring and neap tides
this observation also closes the argument - as we know that these tides will occur - and they can be predicted in advance with tables or tide
calculators - but no correlation has been charted beytween spring / neap tides and earthquake activity
thus - if a gravitational force of 1 [ the sun ] +/- 1/200th [ the moon ] causes observed tides but no corresponding seasonal earthquakes . then
adding =/- all the rest of the planets gravitational effects will make no difference what so ever
PS - this is calculated from classic newtonian gravitational theories , any one wishing to bring up the " electric universe " claim should note that
they need to explain why the other planets " electric feilds " are not proportionate to thier mass [ as is demonstrably the case in the sun earth
moon system , or why therse " electric feilds " do not follow the inverse sqare `rule `
as unless you can show evidence of either of these two propositions - and " electric universe " will behave identically to a newtonian one
over to you folks