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I found his lecture very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex283trHB......embedded
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Thanks.

Despite the title of the Youtube clip, the lecture animation goes on to show the Earth revolving around the sun!

This is kind of like saying (erroneously) that a point on the edge of a tire on your car does not revolve around the center of the tire because the car is in motion and the path through space draws something like a sine wave instead of a perfect circle. The path of the planets through space described in the clip is no great revelation, really.


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I think that example works if you imagine the wheel turning, but the car moving sideways. That point in the tire would make a spiral and never be able to compete a circle around the tire center. It's forever chasing it.

Kinda like if a bee flies from the back of a 60 mph car to the front, is the bee going 60.1 miles per hour? Yes and no, it all depends on where your eyeball is.
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Which brings up the question: "what is it revolving around ?".
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On 2012-07-29 19:20, Steve_Mollett wrote:
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