## Thursday, September 02, 2004

### Newton Simplified

I don’t know about you, but I can never seem to understand all those laws they put in physics books. Take old Newton for example!! In my blog "How Was This Universe Designed??" my central theme was that just because God is all powerful and can do things lickety split he is like the rest of us as far as being saddled with a bunch of extra work. God has been around long enough to realize that if you don’t want to go to a lot of work, you have to have something that is as simple as possible, essentially maintenance free, able to evolve on its’ own, and with some changes applicable to everything in sight. For instance, Newton didn’t have to have an apple hit him on the head to develop his Laws Of Motion. All he had to do was analyze his home life!!
Newton's first law of motion states that an object continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion unless compelled to change that state by an external force.
Home Life: If you sit all day on the couch (inertia) you don’t move. If you stay there too long father (an external force) is going to feel compelled to get you moving (change your state).
Newton's second law of motion states that if a net force acts on an object, it will cause an acceleration of that object.
Home Life: Father decides to take a boot to your ass (net force acts on an object) that will cause your ass to accelerate (acceleration of that object).
Newton's third law of motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Home Life: Father has now accelerated your ass in a forward direction through the air. Ass follows an parabolic curve proportional to father’s boot (input) and starts to decelerate by getting rid of energy imparted by father’s boot (equal and opposite reaction) .