How can this claim be tested?
Has this transition to a sphere been documented?


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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?How can this claim be tested? 


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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?A Circle 

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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?The asteroids/minor planets bear it out. There are several close to the criticial size which are almost spherical. Everything above that size is spherical and everything below that size is potato shaped. The size was predicted by the mathematical relationship between gravitational and em forces, and observation has subsequently supported the prediction consistently.  

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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?And I'm guessing that from that you have deduced that any calculation involving Pi will not yield a rational result if the radius is a rational number. Actually that's not quite true, and even if it were, there will always be a yardstick you could use that would yield a rational result. If you follow it through, it stands to reason that some circles must have a rational expression of area in some system of measurement or other because the counterproposition  that there is no such thing as a circle with unit/integer/rational area  is plainly absurd... a circle can be any size. Besides, just because a value may be irrational doesn't mean it isn't absolute and it doesn't mean it's illogical or nonsensical, it just means you can't express it as x/y.  


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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?Where does the earth fit in this pattern? 


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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?An area that is not defined by its relationship to something else. 

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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?I suppose you're going to object on the grounds that the Earth is not quite a perfect sphere? Well, it would be if it weren't spinning.  

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Re: Why do you need math to know somethings size?You're getting hung up on measurement. Granted a statement of size is meaningless without a reference point, but since we live in a universe comprised of more than one object, everything has a reference point. Regardless of which, things still have size even if you're not there to measure them.  

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