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It doesn't matter how often you say "Bored chemist, you keep forgetting that ocean currents are a major influence on the location of Earth's highest tides. As a general rule, the highest tides ARE found on the west coasts.".2 of the 3 highest are on the East.Ignoring mathematics' importance in science will make you look odd.Ignoring the facts makes you look a fool.
"It is perfectly explained by the Earth tide accelerating from under the continent after it has been forced down whilst passing under it due to the east to west motion of the Moon."Or by any number of other less fancifull theories including the normal one.
The conventional explanation is based on the simple, basic idea of
Quote from: Bored chemist on 11/09/2008 19:41:15"It is perfectly explained by the Earth tide accelerating from under the continent after it has been forced down whilst passing under it due to the east to west motion of the Moon."Or by any number of other less fancifull theories including the normal one. Do you actually know what the conventional explanation is?? I'd be impressed if you do, or if you could even find out the answer.
Quote from: sophiecentaur on 13/09/2008 00:13:06The conventional explanation is based on the simple, basic idea of You are wrong, according to a lavish BBC science programme presented by Sir David Attenborough. The conventional explanation of why there is a copious amount of nutrient transport from the seabed on the west coast of south america is due to "very strong winds blowing from the east". This is a wishy-washy explanation that was given without any real reason of why this is so compared to the east coast for example.I maintain that the added flexure of the lithosphere on the west coast is a better and more logical explanation.
How many mm is the lithosphere supposed to be moving and how does this account for 5m of sea movement or more.
And how can something have unlimited momentum?
Quote from: BenV on 16/09/2008 10:35:16And how can something have unlimited momentum?The size and weight of the ocean is miniscule in comparison to the Moon. I don't need to do the maths, because it's just so obvious. My argument of the Moon pulling on the Earth's inner core is trying to appeal to the right-sided part of peoples brains. My scientific friends are just like you lot, they hit a blank wall straight away because their minds refuse to question Newton's fundamental law of gravitation. Other non-technical people, who are still very sucessful and intelligent, don't have the same problem and think that the idea makes a lot of sense.
It's a comprehension using the whole of the mind, not just one based on calculations.