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    There was a video I watched some time back of some saudi imam saying "if the Earth really is round and it spins, then why can't we float in the air and have italy come to us rather than flying to it"

    Can anyone answer this please? If you have a plane float in the air which also applies a force to counteract air resistance, then why can't we have italy come to us?
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    (Original post by Bealzibub)
    There was a video I watched some time back of some saudi imam saying "if the Earth really is round and it spins, then why can't we float in the air and have italy come to us rather than flying to it"

    Can anyone answer this please? If you have a plane float in the air which also applies a force to counteract air resistance, then why can't we have italy come to us?
    The air is spinning as well. For the plane to be stationary it effectively would have to travel at 1040 mph in the opposite direction, and it must depart from a location at the same latitude as Italy.
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    You have to leave the atmosphere to see earth spin
 
 
 
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