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# Evolution vs. Creation

There are 163688 comments on the Best of New Orleans story from Jan 6, 2011, titled Evolution vs. Creation. In it, Best of New Orleans reports that:

High school senior Zack Kopplin is leading the fight to repeal the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008.

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#94622 Jun 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Temperature of the object will increase with friction as it falls. But I guess your genius mind must had already know that.
in some places, yes. and for both objects...

absolutely nothing to do with my question, though...but then you probably DIDN'T know that...

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#94623 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>but would it decrease the air resisitance? if you had a ten pound ball at 3,000 f and a same sized ball at absolute zero, would they fall at eh same rate? would the temp difference affect it enough for the lighter ball to fall faster?
Ooh, that could get nasty. If the ball is hot enough any air leaving it will pick up speed. And if the ball is cold enough air hitting it will leave the ball moving slower ( the temperature is directly related to the speed of the molecules in the air ). I could formulate a reason why either one would fall slower than a ball of the same temperature as the air. Hotter and colder and I am not so sure.

The difference would be minuscule.

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#94624 Jun 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Keep showing you are an idiot and keep dodging the questions. That is expected from someone with a small IQ and train of thought.
you said it would be the same from the top of a house or as high as i can reach. you were incorrect.

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#94625 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>does gravity work differently on the bullet with more velocity? why?
Aussiebob is close, but he does not realize it.

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#94627 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>does gravity work differently on the bullet with more velocity? why?
Well its going a lot faster to begin with by the time they are travelling at the same speed again the fired bullet is way ahead so of course it will hit the ground first

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#94628 Jun 30, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Depends on the velocity and gr of the bullet a typical 40 gr 22 bullet will have a muzzle velocity somewhere around 1250 ft per second and will travel over a mile so the fired bullets gunna have a hell of a head start on the one you just drop
Ok it is a depends, theoretically they will hit the ground at the same time. Meaning a bullet dropped that takes 1 second to hit the ground. And a bullet fired from the same height will hit the ground 1 second later 1250 feet from the other.

But...

Then we have the answer given by those who've achieved spiritual awareness as a result of regular reading of the Straight Dope. This may be summarized as follows: it depends. If the fired bullet travels only a short distance, then yes, both bullets hit the ground at the same time. However, if the fired bullet travels far enough, the earth, being round, curves away from it.(Remember Newton's first law of motion: moving objects tend to travel in a straight line.) Since the fired bullet has farther to fall, it takes longer to hit the earth, so the dropped bullet hits the ground first.

What's more, if the fired bullet travels fast enough (roughly five miles per second — a practical impossibility given atmospheric friction, but never mind), it goes into orbit around the earth and never hits the ground at all. Amazing, no? Try this one out in your next physics class and you'll kill the whole hour, guaranteed.

Myth busters did it and found slight variations. But surprisingly they will hit nearly the same time. Just one a long ways from the other.

http://scienceblogs.com/dotphysics/2009/10/09...

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#94629 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>but would it decrease the air resisitance? if you had a ten pound ball at 3,000 f and a same sized ball at absolute zero, would they fall at eh same rate? would the temp difference affect it enough for the lighter ball to fall faster?
I am interested to hear the answer to this.

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#94630 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>but would it decrease the air resisitance? if you had a ten pound ball at 3,000 f and a same sized ball at absolute zero, would they fall at eh same rate? would the temp difference affect it enough for the lighter ball to fall faster?
Actually retard the higher temp would decrease air resistance and the force needed to push the air out of the way making the heated object less air resistant. And you act like you are smart. Go read some more books and come back in a year or two.

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#94631 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>you said it would be the same from the top of a house or as high as i can reach. you were incorrect.
I said "But if you still think two objects of different weights fall at the same speed I will bet you what ever you want that a 20lb weight will reach the ground faster than a ostrich feather when dropped from a house top or even from as high as you can reach."

Being reach is a well respected term of standing and reaching plus you will never be higher than that.

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#94632 Jun 30, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Ooh, that could get nasty. If the ball is hot enough any air leaving it will pick up speed. And if the ball is cold enough air hitting it will leave the ball moving slower ( the temperature is directly related to the speed of the molecules in the air ). I could formulate a reason why either one would fall slower than a ball of the same temperature as the air. Hotter and colder and I am not so sure.
The difference would be minuscule.
as miniscule as the air resistance difference against a ten pound ball that is the same size as a twenty pound ball?

or more?

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#94633 Jun 30, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Why do you claim that the propelled object will hit the ground first.
I will tell why the answer is "it depends" for the case of a vacuum if you do.
No vacuum the propelled will be pushed way ahead. As I said in a no vacuum space I am not sure. I would almost say no difference being there is no resistance at all but that is a guess.

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#94634 Jun 30, 2013
Here's the video. The problem is their synchronization could be off , so I say it's within
+-that error. They hit same time.

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#94635 Jun 30, 2013
Aussiebob wrote:
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Well its going a lot faster to begin with by the time they are travelling at the same speed again the fired bullet is way ahead so of course it will hit the ground first
why would gravity pull the speeding bullet down faster than the dropped bullet?

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#94636 Jun 30, 2013
Subduction Zone wrote:
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Why do you claim that the propelled object will hit the ground first.
I will tell why the answer is "it depends" for the case of a vacuum if you do.
oops that should have said under normal the propelled will be pushed way ahead. As I said in a no vacuum space I am not sure. I would almost say no difference being there is no resistance at all but that is a guess.

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#94637 Jun 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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I said "But if you still think two objects of different weights fall at the same speed I will bet you what ever you want that a 20lb weight will reach the ground faster than a ostrich feather when dropped from a house top or even from as high as you can reach."
Being reach is a well respected term of standing and reaching plus you will never be higher than that.
no, humans have reached the edge of the soar system

well respected term.

are you going to lose at word games again? last time you ended by proven that 9 out of ten times was a statement fo percentage, against all your previous posts...

you don't do well at word games. you don't do well at anything that i have seen...

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#94638 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>why would gravity pull the speeding bullet down faster than the dropped bullet?
Your a Retard i dont even wanna argue with you

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#94639 Jun 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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Actually retard the higher temp would decrease air resistance and the force needed to push the air out of the way making the heated object less air resistant. And you act like you are smart. Go read some more books and come back in a year or two.
yes,t hat is exactly what i was saying. a hotter object would fall faster...

hey! you got one right! by not being smart enough to discern the idea of my post, you actually got one right!

good on you, mate!

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#94640 Jun 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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No vacuum the propelled will be pushed way ahead. As I said in a no vacuum space I am not sure. I would almost say no difference being there is no resistance at all but that is a guess.
Sorry, I did not understand that at all.

You seemed to think that the bullet fired in an atmosphere would fall faster than an object dropped from the same height. Correct me if I am wrong.

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#94641 Jun 30, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>no, humans have reached the edge of the soar system
well respected term.
are you going to lose at word games again? last time you ended by proven that 9 out of ten times was a statement fo percentage, against all your previous posts...
you don't do well at word games. you don't do well at anything that i have seen...
Key word ad far as "you" could reach. I don't see you much reaching higher that getting out of your chair.

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#94642 Jun 30, 2013
replaytime wrote:
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oops that should have said under normal the propelled will be pushed way ahead. As I said in a no vacuum space I am not sure. I would almost say no difference being there is no resistance at all but that is a guess.
Sorry, that still makes no sense.

"the propelled will be pushed way ahead" what is that supposed to mean? What is pushed way ahead?

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