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Comment 15 by phaedrus19 :

Can you imagine what the equations of motion would look like using earth as a fixed point in space? UGLY!

Well actually its all quite beautiful. The origin of the co-ordinate system is the pope's arsehole. 'North' is his mouth, and 'right' his right pinkie. Occasionally the co-ordinate system is undefined; it would be beneath me to mention the circumstances; but most of the time we have an excellent frame of reference. The physicists who think this is a bit complicated are just a bunch of wimps.

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 20:48:15 UTC | #866024