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Hm...Interesting.
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Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
Or what if the Earth is still spinning at the same speed, but the earthquake increased the Earth's circumference by a small amount - Gowing Earth Theory is starting to make even more sense

If earth's circumference increased, rotation would slow down not speed up.

Also, growing earth theory isn't a theory, or even a valid hypothesis. It's ludicrous, and even Charlie Sheen knows it.

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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
For those wondering why:

Spin around in your office chair with your arms spread straight out. Get going real fast, then pull your arms in. You spin faster.

The same principle applies here, except that instead of a person pulling their arms in, it's a massive tectonic plate settling several meters toward the earth's center. So the earth spins faster, so the day is shorter.
Finally, someone said it.

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Also, take it from a geologist: growing earth theory is bunk since it can't explain subduction. Tectonic plate theory matches all known data sets and is thus almost considered 100% factual, like gravity or evolution.
It's also bunk because it would require the magical creation of quadrillions of tons of new matter from nowhere.

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Originally Posted by PixelFreakz View Post
Lol.. So where did the oceans come from again? Meteors? Good luck with that one lol.
A significant portion of the oceans did actually come from comets.

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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Regardless of semantics it's still a measurement of some kind with some sort of precision and error--is the error greater than a microsecond?
No.

Atomic clocks vary far less than a microsecond per year.

This sort of precision is easy to come by, we can measure it, and it does make a difference.

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Except that on average the earth's rotation is slowing down by 17 microseconds/year thanks to the tidal forces of the moon.
Yep.
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This will work out nicely. I guess the earth is like **** YOU 'Three Gorges'! i will earthquake to speed up your slow doing!
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I don't understand the joke.
 
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I don't understand the joke.
Because it's a dumb joke.

When you hold F11 it causes the page to shake. It doesn't even work right with Internet Explorer.
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Sigh, thats 1.6 microseconds less time I have to do my work
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omg 2012 its started. quick everyone run around and grab as much hardware as you can then jump into a plane and head for the high lands lol
 
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Originally Posted by jouno53 View Post
If I live to 85, my life will be almost an hour shorter.
your life wont be shorter, it will just be a different time of day.
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