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Old 2nd July 2008, 12:21 AM   #166
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Originally Posted by pomeroo View Post
We'll continue our "Physics for Psychotics" dialogue. If I remove the 109th floor, the 110th floor drops neatly and quietly on the 108th, causing no strain on the load-bearing capacity. If I drop the 81st through the 110th floors on the 80th, it is EXACTLY THE SAME THING--RIGHT????
The crush-up completely balances the crush-down? Really?

If I magically lift the 110th floor two miles above the 109th and drop it, a "new equilibrium" is quickly reached and no damage is done, right? Crush-up equals crush-down, RIGHT? If I drop the top thirty floors on the bottom eighty from a height of two miles, THEY ESTABLISH A "NEW EQUILIBRIUM," RIGHT??????
According Isaac Newton 1687 - yes! Verified several times since.
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