What are 5 things nearly everyone believes, but are not true? Do you believe any of the concepts? I posted some concepts in comments.


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Charles Davis answered

1: What goes up, must come down
2: The sun is yellow
3: Days get longer in summer and shorter in winter
4: At noon the sun is directly over head
5: The sun rises in the east and sets in the west

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Charles Davis
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That's why I said from a physical perspective, it does move when addressed to the universe, but not as can be seen with the naked eye.

As for the mars orbiter, it may come down, but not down to earth, when it crashes it would most likely crash on Mars.
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Charles Davis commented
Winter starts on December 21, the shortest day of the year, Dec 22 is longer then Dec 21 and they all get longer until June 21 the longest day of the year (the start of Summer) when they start getting shorter. June 22 is shorter then June 21. So over the Summer days are getting shorter, and over the winter days get longer.
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Tyto, the concept is that everything that is tossed into the air falls back to earth, but in the science of today we can reach velocities to escape from earth and continue into space and continue for as far as can be conceived without falling back to earth.
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Call me Z answered

Charles, I think your examples can be true in certain instances, except the last one.

-things that go up only come back down when acted upon by a force; prices go up but rarely come back down.

-The sun is considered in astronomy as a yellow star, but really emits a wide spectrum of light.

-the days are chronologically the same length, but daylight lasts longer in summer.

-the sun is only directly overhead at certain latitudes relative to the point of the solar year.

-the sun doesn't really rise or set, the earth spins its face eastward relative to the sun.

Please feel free to add your comments or critique mine.

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Charles Davis
Charles Davis commented
Z, all my concepts under 21st century cosmology are pretty much left overs from older times.

Things that go up most often do come back down (except for prices as you mention), but we now have the ability to reach velocities to break the gravitational pull of the Earth and those things do not come back down on their own

Although the Sun is considered a yellow star, it is really white and only appears as yellow due to our atmosphere

The statement was not the length of daylight over the course of the summer as much as it is "the days get longer in the summer and shorter in the winter", which is exactly the opposite. Days get longer in the winter and shorter in the summer. June 20, is in the spring and is nearly the same length of daylight as June 22nd but longer then June 23rd. Summer begins on June 21st (Apx) the longest day of the year. Winter begins on December 21 (Apx) which is the shortest day of the year.

The sun is actually only directly overhead 1 or 2 days a year depending your location to the equator.

Correct, it is an observance that the sun raises, it's actually the earth rotating on it's axis
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Those are all true?

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