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depends on how thick you say the "cake's frosting" is. rolleyes.gif

now you're really being stubborn.

E:
just to show


you're only looking at a small percentage of the total amount of mantle. thumb.gif
Edited by looniam - 1/31/16 at 4:52am
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post #32 of 72
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Originally Posted by looniam View Post

depends on how thick you say the "cake's frosting" is. rolleyes.gif

now you're really being stubborn.

E:
just to show


you're only looking at a small percentage of the total amount of mantle. thumb.gif

yes yes, try doing the math i said.
post #33 of 72
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yes yes, try doing the math i said.

to be blunt, its not worth my time.

and (since you edited) also the moon having more iron in its core wouldn't necessarily mean theia had more iron - it simply means what "broke off" from the collision had more iron.

if the orginal theory of theia "skipping" of the earth was true then that could help your theory.

however with the change in thought being it directly collided; then the earth engulfed theia and a piece broke off from the opposite side making the moon largely . .earth.

sorry but your theory has a lot of holes.
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no, it had been proven that if theia wasn't a glancing blow, earth would've been blown off to bits, or inner asteroid belt.
Edited by epic1337 - 1/31/16 at 5:13am
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WOW.
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New clues suggest the moon resulted from a head-on collision between Earth and another forming planet, according to scientists
you didn't read the article.


we are done here.
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post #36 of 72
but does that make it a proven fact?

theres far more studies into the "glancing blow" theory, giving us more in depth theories that actually makes sense.
also, if theia was really a "mostly iron" planet, such a dense, massive object hitting earth square on it's face is like smashing a raw egg with a marble ball.



Edited by epic1337 - 1/31/16 at 5:24am
post #37 of 72
the glancing blow is also a theory.

that's the problem with new theories - old ones get in the way. discoveries that have been made in the last ten years have shown many to be wrong and begs more questions than those answered.

like i said, no offense but, we are done.
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the glancing blow is also a theory.

that's the problem with new theories - old ones get in the way. discoveries that have been made in the last ten years have shown many to be wrong and begs more questions than those answered.

like i said, no offense but, we are done.

You're using theory incorrectly. A theory is the highest achievable scientifically proven status any hypothesis can attain. (I.e. "evolution is just a theory" doesn't mean what you seem to think it does)

Edit: I guess my point is that you should beware most mainstream media can't tell the difference so you've got to do some background checking when they state something is a theory.
Edited by MoGTy - 1/31/16 at 6:17am
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You're using theory incorrectly. A theory is the highest achievable scientifically proven status any hypothesis can attain. (I.e. "evolution is just a theory" doesn't mean what you seem to think it does)

Edit: I guess my point is that you should beware most mainstream media can't tell the difference so you've got to do some background checking when they state something is a theory.

thanks but my usage is proper.

theory in everyday usage doesn't need to be the scientific definition. wink.gif

and thanks, again, for the warning but after 52 years of breathing air i know how the media works. well, at least one would hope.
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thanks but my usage is proper.

theory in everyday usage doesn't need to be the scientific definition. wink.gif

and thanks, again, for the warning but after 52 years of breathing air i know how the media works. well, at least one would hope.

Feel free to use them any way you like. Even if incorrectly in this setting. Considering we're talking about scientific theories.
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