An experiment disproving gravity

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  1. Default name Registered Member

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    Okay so disproving gravity is actually really easy. Get a helium balloon and release it, and it floats away from Earth. If gravity really existed it would fall back down to Earth due to the gravitational field.
     
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  3. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Pfffft...
     
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  5. Default name Registered Member

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    Serious input only please.
     
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  7. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Should have applied that rule to your OP.

    Get an education.
     
  8. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    Here's one you can try. Go up to the roof of a building and step off. If gravity doesn't exist you'll be fine.
     
  9. Default name Registered Member

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    This isn't how science works. If you do one thing that disproves anything, the theory has to be remodelled.
     
  10. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    Not the exact experiment I used to prove gravity to myself, but close.

    In my case it involved a 10' halfpipe, a nail sticking up from the coping (between my skate's wheels as luck would have it) and a dislocated shoulder.

    Spoiler alert: gravity won. My right shoulder's still not totally ok 20 years later.
     
  11. Kristoffer Giant Hyrax Valued Senior Member

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    You don't know how science works.
     
  12. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    You didn't disprove gravity, you demonstrated buoyancy. If you release the balloon in a vacuum it will fall down.
     
  13. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    We had a member who was banned that had the same silly misunderstanding between buoyancy and gravity. Got to look up who that was...

    Actually, it looks like there were a few members who thought helium balloons demonstrate 'anti-gravity', constant-theorist was the most recent confused individual...

    Hey, I guess birds disprove gravity!

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  14. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    Theorist-constant12345?
     
  15. Default name Registered Member

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    Who's that?
     
  16. Default name Registered Member

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    The stuff a balloon is made of is not buoyant.
     
  17. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    The helium filling the balloon is lighter than the surrounding air and is buoyant. If you let the helium out of the balloon, it will fall.
     
  18. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    I'm beginning to think it's you.
     
  19. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    Oh great.
    You don't even know what "buoyant" means.
    For information: there's no such thing as a "buoyant material" - thus NOTHING is made of "stuff that's buoyant".
     
  20. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Bwaaa-ha-ha, holy crap that is absolutely classic!

    Is that why ships made of steel can't float?

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  21. Dywyddyr Penguinaciously duckalicious. Valued Senior Member

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    ... might explain why some ideas don't fly!
     
  22. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    That was a guy who didn't have a grasp of the concept of buoyancy either. Ever heard of the term lighter than air? You know like a blimp?
     
  23. AlexG Like nailing Jello to a tree Valued Senior Member

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    Tell me, do you think that dark is a thing?
     
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