29 Jan '15, 2pm

Must Watch: Bill Nye Says 'Give a F**k' About #ClimateChange and Forget '#Deflategate' @TheScienceGuy

Bill Nye the Unscientific Guy just lost credibility for himself (and global warming?). He mentions deflation rather than under-inflation assuming air was actually lost from the footballs. That’s prejudice, Bill (the admitted Seahawk fan). In fact the perfect gas laws predict that chilling the footballs from a warm locker room to a cold wet field should reduce pressure by about 0ne psig not counting the fact that leather (cowhide) also stretches when wet and under tension of the inflated bladder, also reducing indicated pressure (a double whammy). Reports differ on whether one or two pounds of pressure was lost. The perfect gas law equates initial pressure, temperature and volume with final pressure, temperature and volume and not one is constant in this case. He also did not mention that the NFL officials reportedly re-inflated the balls while cold and wet tampering with t...

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