OT - Jose Canseco explains gravity

Submitted by Blazefire on February 19th, 2013 at 11:20 PM

So, I know this is way, way OT, but it's just too good to pass up.

Long recognized super-genius and Orator to kings and Gods alike, Jose Canseco, explains gravity. <<link

Is he setting up an insanity defense for something the feds are after him for? Or is this just a cautionary tale about the dangers of roids?



February 20th, 2013 at 11:19 AM ^

It's interesting that, in a single tweet, Jose Canseco suddenly comes up with his own take on one of the main assumptions of Gauss' Law For Gravity (that gravity would decrease linearly to zero as you approach the core). He fails to mention that the Earth is not of uniform density nor is it a perfect sphere, of course, but then, it didn't seem like Canseco was willing to get into much detail regarding the theoretical foundations of his assertion. That being said, given what he said, why is Canseco not plunging towards the core (assuming that he believes that attraction increases as you go deeper into the Earth) as we speak?

Half Blood Dut…

February 19th, 2013 at 11:51 PM ^

Only other famous person I know who said something about gravity is Jesse Ventura a few years ago. "If you don't believe in the theory of gravity, go jump off a building and see if you're right."


February 20th, 2013 at 8:16 AM ^

I'm confused, why the hell is Jose Canseco talking about this in the first place?  He just showed up at some press conference / interview and started riffing on how weaker gravity allowed for the dinosaurs to grow so large?

How many drugs did this guy take back in the 80's and 90's?