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    Another Instance Of Fake Science?

    This article says the earth is picking up speed in its rotation making the days shorter.

    When I was teaching earth science, I had read that the average length of a day, during the Mesozoic Era was about 22 hours. Since today, our days are about 24 hours long, it would stand to reason that the earth's rotational speed is slowing down, not speeding up.

    I wonder if this "new discovery" is similar to the "discovery" that if the ice caps melt, sea levels will rise?

    If so, then science is no longer based on facts, but on someone's agenda...much like mask mandates and the coincidences of COVID 19 and Monkey Pox to upcoming elections.

    I could be wrong, but I'm just going by what I read when science wasn't agenda-driven.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...1010d0b53572ee
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    Junk science. I don't believe they could accurately measure milliseconds in the earths rotation any more than they can predict the temperature the planet will be at 10 years in the future or 100 years.

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    Junk science.

    Using AK-nut science, there is no such thing as perpetual motion, therefore using friction against it's own atmosphere the earth should be slowing down.

    Using real science, I read somewhere that the last couple of giant earthquakes did do something to the length of the day, but I can't remember and am heading out to run a 56 channel sound board for a really nice band so don't have the time now to look it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by imanaknut View Post
    Junk science.

    Using AK-nut science, there is no such thing as perpetual motion, therefore using friction against it's own atmosphere the earth should be slowing down.

    Using real science, I read somewhere that the last couple of giant earthquakes did do something to the length of the day, but I can't remember and am heading out to run a 56 channel sound board for a really nice band so don't have the time now to look it up!
    Wait if all the windmills built are facing into the wind, it would slow the earth down, now if they facing away from the wind, we're going to have 8 hour days to work now! Truck drivers are going to love this! Factory workers will have 4 hour days. I'm onboard with building more windmills facing away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    When I was teaching earth science, I had read that the average length of a day, during the Mesozoic Era was about 22 hours. Since today, our days are about 24 hours long, it would stand to reason that the earth's rotational speed is slowing down, not speeding up.
    Questions...

    Do the double-naught skientists have any idea of how cosmic rays (greater or lesser amounts) may alter the rate of spin? How about solar winds...alignment of the planets...too many possible variables. But to assume it's due to globull warmins is about the same height of hubris as believing we're alone in the universe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    This article says the earth is picking up speed in its rotation making the days shorter.

    When I was teaching earth science, I had read that the average length of a day, during the Mesozoic Era was about 22 hours. Since today, our days are about 24 hours long, it would stand to reason that the earth's rotational speed is slowing down, not speeding up.

    I wonder if this "new discovery" is similar to the "discovery" that if the ice caps melt, sea levels will rise?

    If so, then science is no longer based on facts, but on someone's agenda...much like mask mandates and the coincidences of COVID 19 and Monkey Pox to upcoming elections.

    I could be wrong, but I'm just going by what I read when science wasn't agenda-driven.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techn...1010d0b53572ee

    The earth rotates faster than the moon orbits it. Therefore, the earth, through tidal forces, transfers energy to the moon. This causes the moon's orbit to increase by about 1 cm per year, and this also slows down the rotational speed of the earth, gradually lengthening our days. In eons to come, the moon's orbital speed will match the earth's rotation rate and the moon will hang in one spot in the sky (albeit much further away and visually much smaller). One day on earth will be longer than it is now (although I don't know HOW much longer).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krupski View Post
    The earth rotates faster than the moon orbits it. Therefore, the earth, through tidal forces, transfers energy to the moon. This causes the moon's orbit to increase by about 1 cm per year, and this also slows down the rotational speed of the earth, gradually lengthening our days. In eons to come, the moon's orbital speed will match the earth's rotation rate and the moon will hang in one spot in the sky (albeit much further away and visually much smaller). One day on earth will be longer than it is now (although I don't know HOW much longer).
    What effect will all the windmills they're putting up on the face of the earth have in regards to earths rotational speed? Wouldn't that slow it down or speed it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 Patriot-of-many View Post
    What effect will all the windmills they're putting up on the face of the earth have in regards to earths rotational speed? Wouldn't that slow it down or speed it up?
    It's kinda like Vegas. What happens in the atmosphere stays in the atmosphere.
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