Whoa, Nelly!

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~ SO HOW FAST are you going? I’m sitting in front of the computer, you say.

So you’re not in motion, then?

Not that I know of, you reply.

Wrong. Your perceptions don’t reveal all of reality.

Let’s See…

The earth is spinning = 1,000 miles per hour.

The Earth is moving in orbit around the sun = 18.5 miles/sec, or about another 66,600 miles per hour.

The sun itself is also moving.

That’s an added 450,000 mph as the Sun orbits our Milky Way Galaxy. And the Galaxy itself is moving about 1, 300, 000 million miles per hour miles per hour.

So: as you sit where you are, you are moving– in absolute terms– about 1,716,700 miles an hour. Super-super-supersonic.

which is 28,611.7 miles a minute.

or, 476.9 miles a second.

Not So Perceptive?

Did you even notice?

Your perceptions don’t reveal all of reality. Not physically, or spiritually, either. Think about it.

http://www.astrosociety.org/edu/publications/tnl/71/howfast.html

~ Binks

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