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Why is the statement "I am standing perfectly still" incorrect? \?

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Submitted : 2018-06-14 04:54:14    Popularity:     

Tags: quot  statement  standing  incorrect  perfectly  

Update: Why is the statement "I am standing perfectly still" incorrect? Is it possible to not be moving while on the surface of Earth? What motions might still be occurring?

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It's not incorrect if the relative motion is properly defined. When you say your car is parked perfectly still in the no-parking zone, that's a true statement. Relative to that no-parking zone the car is absolutely not moving. But were you for some reason unknown to logical people, say your car is parked perfectly still relative to the Sun, that would be absurd as well as incorrect.

I would not call it incorrect, I would call it a case of someone trying to define a reference point for your system as other than you chose (the statement asserts that you are the point of reference for all things in the universe; everything else moves but you do not). Since you get to decide the reference point for the system (it is your choice), the statement is not incorrect.

I never move, everything else does. It is not the simplest way to describe forces and motions, but it still works.

SOMEONE ( obviously not a physicist ) has a severe case of "thumbdownitis".

Somebody has correctly stated that we are moving relative to other bodies. I have shown that we are even moving relative to the surface of the earth because of the rotary motion.

Your question has been well answered.

There is no absolute velocity in space. ALL velocities are relative to something else only.
This includes the velocity of zero.

You MIGHT be able to say "I am standing perfectly still relative to the earth under my feet".

Even that is not strictly true because over a period of 24 hours the earth rotates. And you will have moved 2pi() * height further in that time than the surface of the earth so you have a higher speed.

What about other objects? The sun, the moon, the air, whatever. You are not still relative to them.

Hence the statement is common. It is understood. It is broadly accepted. But it remains inaccurate.
eg the speed limit is 60 miles per hour. It is understood that this means "relative to the particular ground under your wheels".
Yet that is never stated.

Relative to the Earth its hard to stand still without actually sneezing.
However sitting down you would experience an acceleration wich is relative to the Earth at a rate of almost 10 meter per second each second you are sitting.
In Reality we are moving at approx one tenth of one per cent of the speed of light relative to the center of mass of The Galaxy in side way motion. while we are just sitting on the earth.
Motion indicates life; if we are still with no motion it means there is no life.

Have you really nothing better to occupy your time than to ask a series of increasingly stupid questions? I have better things to do than to read than this garbage.

The act of standing requires constant corrections to maintain balance. A body can lie on the ground without moving but not standing without moving.

cuz your mouth is moving as you say it

Perfection is not part of our world....furthermore perfect things attract the evil eye ^_-

The earth is moving, so you are moving at the same velocity as the earth. Besides, if you are breathing, you are not perfectly still.

Its not, other than missing a punctuation mark at the end. A full stop of something.



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