[geocentrism] Re: More combined post responses

  • From: "Dr. Neville Jones" <ntj005@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocentrism@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 22:51:03 +0100 (BST)

 --- Mike <mboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

>  > Hence,
>  > the interaction of a rotating World with an
> atmosphere is always
>  > going to be a case of losing angular momentum
> (i.e., angular
>  > velocity, since the mass of the World does not
> change) to the
>  > atmosphere, because of friction.
> Nope.  You're equating angular momentum with energy
> again.

What I was actually saying, though, was that the
angular velocity of the World will be reduced by
friction, and that the heat generated by that friction
will be dissipated.

The disagreement between us goes back to my very first
post on this, when I stated that the "law of the
conservation of angular momentum" was a grand-sounding
name that did not really relate to anything in the
real universe.

I notice that the logical conclusion that the initial
singularity before the "Big Bang" must have been
rotating is dismissed. Also, the swirling dust cloud
of Swedenborg and Laplace that "gave birth to the
solar system" could not have prduced the solar system,
simply because different things rotate in totally
different directions. Yet this mystical "law" somehow
saves the day for acentrists regarding the

This is fundamentally a conservation of energy

> Do you agree that a completely rigid body rotating
> in a vacuum will 
> continue to spin forever?

This is just a hypothetical question, which I would
have to say 'no' to, because there is no such thing as
a vacuum in the way you infer.

> If so, do you agree that two rigid bodies spinning
> relative to each 
> other in friction will both gradually change their
> relative angular 
> velocity until they are equal while disapating the
> energy of the 
> difference in their kinetic energy as heat while
> preserving their 
> angular momentum?

Again, no.


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