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The OBVIOUS reason of how the moon causes the ocean tides is that it pulls on the Earth's inner core, creating a flexure of the lithosphere, rather than acting on the seawater directly itself. Hence Newton's law of universal gravitation must be wrong. Once you get the simple picture in your head there's no going back. You'll never look at the sea the same again.
Dear Sir, Yes, I am the same Murty. I did not say I support it, all I said was any new idea shoud be critically examined before either agreeing with it, or comletely dismissing it, or words to that effect. I am not an expert on this topic. Regards,Tad murty
Does anybody reading this topic have a scientific qualification or background to substantiate their remarks?
Does anybody reading this topic have a scientific qualification or background to substantiate their remarks?common_sense_seeker : BSc Astronomy with Computing, former computer modeller for the MoD, Defence Research Agency, Farnborough.
The question should be:Why is the moon's gravity seemingly selective in that it only acts on seawater?
I'm certainly not quaking in my boots about Bored chemist's credentials. If you are so convinced that Newton's law of universal gravitation is 100% correct, why is the moon moving further away from us?? Sir Isaac Newton would have us believe that it would eventually coalesce with the Earth, just as my old physics teacher said all those years ago. WRONG.
BTW, Richmond is only a few metres above sea level.
Are we just Troll-chasing here?
I think that someone who says "WHY THEN IS THE MOON NOT SPINNING??" is an idiot, a troll or both.The moon spins.