Centrifugal Force

The sun also rises, and the sun goes down, And hastens to the place where it arose.

(Ecclesiastes 1:5) NKJV

Measurements are what they are. The gravity of the Earth is very slightly weaker at the equator than it is at the poles. This happens to be because the Earth isn’t perfectly spherical and bulges at the equator.

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Absolute Frame of Reference

Comparison of Earth's size and internal structure through history

When the exiles arrived at the Lord’s Temple in Jerusalem, some of the leaders of the clans gave freewill offerings to help rebuild the Temple on its old site. They gave as much as they could for this work, and the total came to 1,030 pounds of gold, 5,740 pounds of silver, and 100 robes for priests.

(Ezra 2:68-69) Good News Translation

The idea that the presence of God dwells in a specific place, as a theme, doesn’t get picked up until King David wanted to build a temple. Up until that time the Lord used a tabernacle as the center of worship.

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The ISS isn’t Zero-G

The heavens were established when the point of a metaphorical compass was set as the place where a gravitational singularity was created. The circle is the location of the firmament.

(Proverbs 8:27) Paraphrased

If Earth is the center of gravity of the observable universe, then the observable universe is in the gravitational field of Earth. The strength of the field is inversely proportional to the square of the distance from Earth.

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October 10th

Corollary III – Gravity of Earth

Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

(Job 38:4-7) ESV

Gravity is measured by dropping things. If we accurately time how quickly an object falls to the ground we can get a measure of its acceleration due to gravity. This is denoted by the symbol g.

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