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Autumnal Equinox 2013: Why First Day Of Fall Arrives On September 22

Autumnal Equinox 2013: Why First Day Of Fall Arrives On September 22

Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 09:27:46 in Science

“Your astronomy is in error!
The earth rotates on its axis 366.25635 times per solar orbit. Because the earth orbits the sun, the sun is seen one less time per orbit. The year is shorter than a solar orbit because the earth's axis of rotation is shifting direction. Bottom line, in 24 hours there are 1.002738 rotations.
Secondly, solar orbit does not cause the seasons. The inclination of the axis of rotation is the reason solar illumination varies during a solar orbit. The equinox occurs when a line from the center of the sun intersects the earth's equator on both sides of the earth, when the axis of rotation is perpendicular to the plane of solar orbit.
Thirdly, the poles do not always point in the same direction. Rather, they are constantly changing direction. This is why the year is shorter than the solar orbit. The pole star is slowly changing in a cycle of about 26,000 years, or 0.999961 years per orbit.”

Gerald Kelleher on Sep 22, 2013 at 10:20:39


I assure you the Earth turns once every 24 hours each and every day,it turns 100 times in 100 days and a thousand times in a thousand days.You are trying to describe nonsense that arose in the late 17th century which tried to create a mismatch between one 24 hour day and one rotation of the planet and certainly the reason why there are no good descriptions of the Earth's motions.

What you are doing is basically chanting voodoo and students and interested adults will be turned off almost immediately when they are faced with so much nonsense.From experience voodoo chanters do not want to know about the simple analogy which uses a broom and walking/orbiting a central object/Sun to get a good grasp of the matter and why the Earth has two separate rotations to the central Sun.

Learning why one rotation of the Earth takes 24 hours is a lot of fun and easily within the comprehension of teenagers just as th explanation for the Equinox is.”

Samuel Bun on Sep 22, 2013 at 09:53:01

“Place the Mayan tablet down and step back.”
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Top Six Revelations in the Call Between Fake David Koch and Governor Scott Walker

Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 13:30:19 in Politics

“Isn't using the Attorney General's office and conspiring to investigate the Senators a felony abuse of power to achieve a political outcome? Do any of these Republicans remember Richard Nixon?”

Matt Naumann on Feb 23, 2011 at 16:20:27

“'s asking the state's lawyer to investigate why 14 lawmakers are deliberately missing work and hiding out on the unions dime”
How the Democrats Have Lost Ohio and the Presidency

How the Democrats Have Lost Ohio and the Presidency

Commented Dec 15, 2010 at 13:35:27 in Politics

“The evidence of election fraud in Ohio is documented:

How Kerry Votes Were Switched To Bush Votes

"Simply put, Ohio votes were NOT all counted as cast. Many votes were miscounted, and Kerry votes were counted for Bush. "

"In a subset of 166,953 votes, one of every 34 Ohio voters, the Kerry-Bush margin
shifts six percent when the population is sorted by outcomes of wrong-precinct voting."


The 2004 Ohio Presidential voting results do not accurately reflect voter intentions. ... obvious inference—intentional manipulation produced concentrated undercounting, cross-voting, and vote-switching in areas of highest Kerry support—cannot be ignored in the face of the evidence and statistics. The possibility that ballots were switched to different precincts, post-voting to effect vote-switching, must be considered ...

... Switched-votes cast for Kerry and counted for Bush had twice the impact as their actual occurrence, by each subtracting one from Kerry and adding one to Bush. .... Quantitative analyses of candidate votes and of non-vote percentages evidence the cross-voting and the patterns of cross-voting and vote-switching.

... careful consideration of past errors may prove useful in avoiding their repetition and in preventing future abuses of process and power.

The 2004 Ohio Presidential election remains to be fully investigated. The blatant evidence of irregularities and unfairness of organization continues to be ignored ...”
Free Paul Minor

Free Paul Minor

Commented Mar 20, 2009 at 10:51:55 in Politics

“I classify Rove as just another Bush political operative.
Rove was never an elected official. The blame should
fall to President Bush, not to an underling like Rove.

That, of course, leads to another question, "Who directed Bush?"”