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Old 09-09-2020, 11:16 AM   #12
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Re: The Coriolis Effect

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Originally Posted by ecriture d'adulte View Post
Incidentally I see one citation that part of Godelís motivation for finding a roatating universe solution in general relativity was to convince Einstein that Machís principe doesnít make sense. No idea if that is true but it seems reasonable.
Now we know that empty space is not empty, but filled with quantum effects. I have not looked into how hard this would be, but it should be possible to detect rotation with respect to these effects. So it's not just the distant masses that would have to revolve around the planet, but space itself. That definitely makes no sense (if the entire universe is rotating, what is it rotating relative to?).
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