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Comment: You can't feel gravity (Score 2) 90

by tcstoehr (#45756885) Attached to: Smooth, 6.5 Hour Spacewalk To Fix ISS Ammonia Pump
Adespoton is spot on. No gravitational force can be detected when in "free fall" which is what space orbit is. Even as gravity may grab you and accelerate you towards a large mass, there is no bodily sensation whatsoever. Every molecule of the bodily is (almost) identically effected. There is nothing to cue the brain that gravity is pulling you, even as you may change direction as a result of it. Very difficult for most people to understand this who are used to feeling earth under there feet, air against their skin, and visual references all around.

Comment: Re:GM (Score 1) 835

by tcstoehr (#32829994) Attached to: Avoiding GM Foods? Monsanto Says You're Overly Fussy
Interesting how the farmers are not the ones against Monsanto. They instead point to people like us as misguided, out-of-touch ignoramuses who buy 99% of their food at grocery stores and don't need to worry about about crop failures. Also, nobody's getting sued for cross-over pollination. That's a myth started by farmers who knowingly propagated seed against their contract, got caught, and lied about it. Quite natural behavior. Farmers are practical people. If Monsanto products don't produce a benefit, they won't buy them.

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