Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Science and Sports

Science proves there are limits to progress, even in sports. Take baseball for example:

What would happen if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90% the speed of light?:

The ball is going so fast that everything else is practically stationary. Even the molecules in the air are stationary. Air molecules vibrate back and forth at a few hundred miles per hour, but the ball is moving through them at 600 million miles per hour. This means that as far as the ball is concerned, they’re just hanging there, frozen.

Read the whole thing.

(Via New Advent.)

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