Didn't look at your vid and I'm about to go off topic ... but the title Physics, Myth or Reality is a wonderful question of philsophy.Hi everyone, if you would like to take a look here is my take of a still unsettled Physics question ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypotheses_non_fingoNewton said:I have not as yet been able to discover the reason for these properties of gravity from phenomena, and I do not feign hypotheses. For whatever is not deduced from the phenomena must be called a hypothesis; and hypotheses, whether metaphysical or physical, or based on occult qualities, or mechanical, have no place in experimental philosophy. In this philosophy particular propositions are inferred from the phenomena, and afterwards rendered general by induction.
[Italics as in the original]Feynman said:Each piece, or part, of the whole of nature is always merely an approximation to the complete truth, or the complete truth so far as we know it. In fact, everything we know is only some kind of approximation, because we know that we do not know all the laws as yet. Therefore, things must be learned only to be unlearned again or, more likely, to be corrected.
There are always different opinions on a topic. However, if you look at the opinions that matter, (i.e. the literature), the Coriolis effect is well understood and is not an open problem.There are different opinions on this topic,
I'm sure that a sensitive enough experiment could detect it at those scales, but that's besides the point. The Rossby numbers are very large at those scales and therefore a Coriolis correction term is unimportant. Wikipedia gives a good explanation and two good examples:the main problem is that the size of the effect is extremely small, yet, if you do a properly design experiment you could detect it in a properly chosen sink. The video shows you how small the effect really is, a tiny fraction of g. Any small perturbation to the system would easily mask the effect.
Unfortunately, this is all too common, not just with physics but with a lot of subjects. I wonder how much stuff on TV is actually true these days.The effect is well established as far as the equations but is still often misinterpreted. There are still Physics textbooks with a completely misleading explanation, the effect has also been wrongly featured in several tv shows.