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  1. Idiot. A continuation of the horizontal board surface behind the groove is a ledge. No ledge implies no groove. Jonathan and Jon pretending to know what the video doesn't show is laughable. That is, the shape of the back of the disk and the distance between the bottom of the disk and the bottom of the groove. Do they have X-ray vision or ESP or is it mere assertion? The video shows an oblique perspective on the horizontal length of the wires and does not disclose what the length is relative to any circumference. Based on experiment, I estimated that the length along the wires is much closer to the circumference of the larger circle than the circumference of the disk. I am still waiting for the pretenders' reasoned argument, rather than mere wishful assertion, that the length along the wires equals the circumference of the disk. If the circumference of the disk is as important to the demonstration as the pretenders allege, then why did the maker of the apparatus hide a crucial part of it and not put a mark on it like he did on the two circles?
  2. You have not proven it. You merely assumed that an arc at the edge of the disk is the same length as a straight length on the bottom of the groove. The bottom of the groove is not visible. The bottom edge of the disk -- approximately 1/12th its circumference -- is not visible either, since it is also hidden by the board in front of it. If you were a smarter person you would understand that.
  3. You have falsely asserted that the disk rolls without slipping on the bottom of the groove, i.e. the disk's circumference equals the distance along the wires. Prove it.
  4. Yeah, right, with another pile of your crapola.
  5. Well, whoop-de-do! That's about as useful as 2 + 2 = 4 for what's needed. Now try proving that the circumference of the disk shown in the video equals the distance the disk travels in the video.
  6. You're like Jonathan – pure ad hominem, entirely lacking any rational argument. LOL, stupid, dumb jackass. Your assertions fail the task. Try proving that the circumference of the disk equals the distance its center travels from one end to the other end. That answers the retard Jonathan's question, too.
  7. Pure ad hominem. Entirely lacking in rational argument.
  8. Prove that the disk rolls without slipping on the bottom of the groove. Show your work. No more unsupported assertions.
  9. Both you and Jon are so inept that you asserted the disk rolls without slipping on the bottom of the groove. Its circumference is about 20% longer than the distance along the wires, which proves you are both wrong.
  10. You are not even close. I don't have the device itself to measure more accurately, but as best I can tell: The circumference of the disc (calculated from its diameter) is nearly 20% longer than the distance along the wires. The larger circle's circumference (calculated from its diameter) is about 2% shorter than the distance along the wires. Alternatively, if the larger circle's circumference were about 2% larger, it would equal the distance along the wires.
  11. The Wright Brothers #1 The Wright Brothers #2 The Wright Brothers #3
  12. This, and many other phenomena, isn't about all or none. It's about some and its magnitude.
  13. Yes, it is. Saying "it slips" is merely another way of saying the smaller circle rolls further than its own circumference.