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Posted by Tim on April 24, 2003 02:31:19 UTC

time and effort would be prohibitive for me to give a opinion of the site.

let me consider one small part...
the site claims that heavier objects fall faster than lighter objects in a gravitational field.
an example of a heavier apple and a lighter apple is examined. the point is made that the earth would fall towards a heavier apple faster than the earth would fall towards a lighter apple hence the combination of the fall of the heavier apple towards the earth and the fall of the earth towards the heavier apple would be faster than the combination of the fall of the lighter apple towards the earth and the fall of the earth towards the lighter apple. the differance the site admitts is very small, to small to even be close to being measured.
the problem here is that the example ignores the rest of the universe. it was not noted that the heavier apple would also be falling in the opposite direction from the earth as a result of massive objects "out" in the universe on the side away from the earth. the lighter apple would do so also but would be less affected by the massive objects "out" in the universe on the side away from the earth. the end result one might be inclinded to suspect is what is observed, that being that objects in the neighborhood of a massive object fall toward that massive object at the same rate regardless of their weight.

regards, tim

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