The speed of an object on the equator of the earth

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Einstein wrote that he came up with the theory while sitting on a train

That was not moving
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So to sum up this thought experiment

Since movement depends on the observer, an object on the equator is either not moving, or moving

The speed and direction used when explaining it is moving

Can only be observed from an actually moving POV, but it is impossible for that POV to observe a constant motion of the object in regards to speed and direction

The direction of the theoretical motion is “East”, which is the real problem here

If you use the observer to define East, or rather it’s relationship to the North Pole, that same object which at the start is observed heading East, is going to be headed west in 12 hours

If you use the object to define East, or rather it’s relationship to the North Pole, which is what we usually do, then East constantly is a different direction for the object, which is really hard to explain

Unless you watch an animation of it from a POV, that does not show movement, but does show direction, and then your head explodes
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In any and all cases, the speed of an object on the equator is never 1000 mph East, except when you think it is
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