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Feb
10
comment If the earth stopped rotating, would we really fly inertially at 1000mph?
@Walter: Sure this is "non-scientific nonsense", though Dr. Tyson thought it worthy enough of a response. I suppose my question applies to any rotating sphere with proportionally sized objects on it held by gravitational forces.
Feb
10
comment If the earth stopped rotating, would we really fly inertially at 1000mph?
Understand the explanation in isolation, but I can't say I see how this answers my specific (and admittedly somewhat vague) question.
Feb
10
comment If the earth stopped rotating, would we really fly inertially at 1000mph?
When you say "If magically, it's absorbed smoothly and evenly", are you referring to a hypothetical situation where the earth just stops rotating abruptly?
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Feb
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asked If the earth stopped rotating, would we really fly inertially at 1000mph?