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BS: How does Gravity Work?

03 Oct 00 - 02:53 PM (#311178)
Subject: How does Gravity Work?
From: Roger in Sheffield

I need to know how Gravity works, it is just bugging me right now. How is it transmitted? There are electromagnetic waves that propogate Radio waves and the like at the speed of Light. What propogates the effect of gravity and does it have a speed of propogation? So if a new large asteroid appeared in the solar system would its gravitational effect be felt instantly by the Earth and just what mechanism transmits the effect. In Star trek world I should think this would be explained by a New Particle - The Graviton!

Roger


03 Oct 00 - 03:04 PM (#311185)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

Some physicists have posited the existence of a gravity particle, but none has yet been detected. When I was going to the U of Washington (1979-1983) I was told that the physicists there were on the cutting edge of graviton detection experimentation. Alas, they still ain't captured one.

According to Einsteinian physics, gravity works by bending the fabric of space time. Physical objects bend space -- the bigger the object, the more the bend -- so that other objects (and light!) are drawn toward them. The problem with this stuff is that it's hard to put it in layman's terms -- it's so bl**dy complex.

one-time physics major,
Alex
O..O
=o=


03 Oct 00 - 03:08 PM (#311190)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Peter T.

It is clear that gravity has some relationship with time. As you get older, there is more gravity.

yours, Peter T.


03 Oct 00 - 03:11 PM (#311195)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: MMario

I do know gravity is subject to the inverse square law, as IF it were propagated in a wave.


03 Oct 00 - 03:11 PM (#311196)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

It pulls you down.


03 Oct 00 - 03:14 PM (#311200)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

Here, this explains it all: clicky

DO play the song (about half-way down the page on the left) if you like doo-wop.

Alex
O..O
=o=


03 Oct 00 - 03:28 PM (#311214)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

Perhaps you'd have a better understanding if you'd try pissing UP a slack rope.

Just a thought.

Spaw


03 Oct 00 - 03:31 PM (#311222)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Roger in Sheffield

Thanks Alex
Shoo-be doo,down,down,down
Bert are you a Teacher? of the 'it just does...stop asking stupid questions' kind?

Roger - now happy with shoo-be doo, down swirling around his brain purging all thoughts of gravity


03 Oct 00 - 03:41 PM (#311233)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Roger in Sheffield

Ok Spaw I am lost. You piss up ropes where you come from??. We have bus shelters, shop doorways and telephone boxes for that kind of thing over here


03 Oct 00 - 03:42 PM (#311235)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Dave (the ancient mariner)

Very painfully if yer chute dont open mates... Aye. Dave


03 Oct 00 - 03:45 PM (#311238)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

Aw! I was just being silly.


03 Oct 00 - 03:47 PM (#311240)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Ed Pellow

There is an excellent site ScienceNet where you can find out about gravity (or indeed any other vaguely scientific query) The great thing is that if you are in the UK you can phone them up for free and ask the experts about pretty much anything scientific, or ask for clarification on anything you don't understand.

If it's too obscure for them to give an immediate answer, they'll either phone or email back (your choice) when they're found the answer. I've found them to be always wonderfully helpful.

Ed


03 Oct 00 - 04:00 PM (#311246)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Roger in Sheffield

Ed thanks a lot for that I am off to have a look at the site

Roger


03 Oct 00 - 04:04 PM (#311253)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

Perhaps you should consult my boobs ... they've got it down to a science.

moonjen


03 Oct 00 - 04:07 PM (#311257)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: John Hardly

It doesn't work. It does what it does and doesn't break a sweat.

John


03 Oct 00 - 04:09 PM (#311260)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

While Sheff is off reading, I'd be more than happy to consult your boobs moon. No problem, happy to oblige, always willing to learn..........Get a good feel for things so to speak.

Spaw


03 Oct 00 - 04:19 PM (#311269)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Roger in Sheffield

The answer I like best from ScienceNet is ........Gravity is something we don't understand too well!
Do your Boobs warp space time Moonjen? watch out Spaw is gravitating towards them


03 Oct 00 - 04:24 PM (#311274)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Clinton Hammond2

There's a guy who's bit I see from time to time as filler on the Space channel who, some time ago, wrote a wee book postulating his theory that gravity was a push rather than a pull... He's got some very interesting experiments with magnets and such that certainly make it seem possible...

Next time it's on, I'll jot down his name and his book title and refresh this thread if anyones keen to give it a look-see...

I'm not really sure how sound his science is, but it certainly is interesting...

{~`


03 Oct 00 - 04:26 PM (#311275)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Morticia

It doesn't.....it's all done with mirrors and velcro.


03 Oct 00 - 04:28 PM (#311279)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

Boobs... down... to a science...

ROTFLMAO!

Alex
O..O
=o=


03 Oct 00 - 04:33 PM (#311283)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

Hey ... they never consulted me and obviously commune with a higher power. They have a collective mind of their own. I think this may be a landmark case for evolution through creation.

moonjen


03 Oct 00 - 04:37 PM (#311287)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Greyeyes

It's awell known fact that gravity is a myth, the earth sucks.


03 Oct 00 - 05:10 PM (#311312)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Ed Pellow

And you guys wonder why people flame you...?

Ed


03 Oct 00 - 05:26 PM (#311323)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Naemanson

Moonjen and Catspaw, you need to check out Aine's latest challenge before you continue this conversation. Let's just say it bears consideration of the gravity of the situation.

And the answer is that gravity doesn't work. The Earth sucks!


03 Oct 00 - 05:30 PM (#311329)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

Why Ed, we're just larking about. Does that upset you?


03 Oct 00 - 05:34 PM (#311334)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Ed Pellow

Bert, no it doesn't upset me, I've been here a while. It does however help me understand how some people might get upset.

Ed


03 Oct 00 - 05:36 PM (#311340)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

But Ed, the thing is, Roger already has the answer he needs, and now we're just goofing off.

Jen, wouldn't you say rather that it's a lower power than a higher one? (grin)

Alex
O..O
=o=


03 Oct 00 - 05:38 PM (#311346)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

Mmmmm, I still don't see a problem. There is at least one reasonable answer above, "Gravity is something we don't understand too well!" and quite a bit of folklore.

Bert.


03 Oct 00 - 05:53 PM (#311364)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

Well ED, I'd expect that response from you since I recently received an email that you have flamed me "anonymously" several times. So go right ahead ... flame me with or without using your "name," but you have to promise to leave everyone else alone.

jenny


03 Oct 00 - 05:58 PM (#311366)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Branwen23

you guys might also check out howstuffworks.com

I don't know if they talk about gravity specifically, but it's a pretty groovy site...


-Branwen-


03 Oct 00 - 06:01 PM (#311369)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Branwen23

found it:


-Branwen-


03 Oct 00 - 06:02 PM (#311372)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

You're right, Bran, that is a cool site. The gravity answer is here: clicky.

But it's not nearly as catchy as the song.

Alex
O..O
=o=


03 Oct 00 - 06:02 PM (#311373)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Branwen23

oops... I don't know how that happened... but the link works anyway...
sorry.


03 Oct 00 - 06:07 PM (#311378)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Mbo

It's the strongest attraction in the universe
There ain't nothing better...ain't nothing worse
Study after study no one can understand
The gravitational pull between a woman and a man!


03 Oct 00 - 06:20 PM (#311386)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Gary T

How does gravity work? By magic, of course!

That was easy. Next question?


03 Oct 00 - 06:27 PM (#311391)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Ed Pellow

Moonjen,

Could you please substantiate the accusation that you've just made against me?

Here or by personal message would be good.

I don't like being accused of anything that i haven't done.

Ed


03 Oct 00 - 07:32 PM (#311435)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Ebbie

Moonjen, you may not be aware of its effect on the backside, as well. When I turn a corner, I can practically meet myself coming and going.

Ebbie


03 Oct 00 - 07:35 PM (#311438)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: McGrath of Harlow

It sounds as if things are getting a little bit heavy around here. That's what gravity does to you...


03 Oct 00 - 07:43 PM (#311447)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

ED

No. It was sent to me in confidence by a friend, whom I do trust. Since those who have flamed me in the most personal ways possible, are cowards and used aliases, how could I possibly substantiate what you want me to substantiate. But I will tell you how it made me feel. It made me feel violated, just like being flamed made me feel. To know one's enemies is one thing. To not know them because they hide behind skirts is another thing altogether. Flamers have very big mouths. They think they are so clever that they just have to tell someone. Maybe, just maybe, that "someone" has more of a conscience than the flamer. So, the seed of doubt has been planted.

You wrote: "And you guys wonder why people flame you...?"

Nah. I don't wonder about flamers anymore. I am a product of the environment and don't have enough trust in me to "wonder."


03 Oct 00 - 07:53 PM (#311452)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Troll

What I wanna Know is, what did they do before they passed the Law of Gravity? HUH? Whad they do?

troll


03 Oct 00 - 07:54 PM (#311454)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Mbo

Ask Wile E. Coyote!


03 Oct 00 - 08:00 PM (#311458)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

All I know is that if there was any justice to be had, me boobs would have been given a mandated lobotomy about 10 years ago. Then I would've started doing the thinking for them. I learned how to fight for my womanhood and fight for my rights and fight the losing battle, but I never learned how to fight GRAVITY.


03 Oct 00 - 08:18 PM (#311475)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: harpgirl

...I thought gravity is the bending of space and time and can be mathematically expressed...and large objects create easily measured gravity...like a black hole sucks in matter because of gravity...or it could be an illusion!


03 Oct 00 - 09:07 PM (#311513)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: SINSULL

How does gravity work? Too well. Too well. It has left me unable to jog for fear of dislocating my jaw. Backlash.


03 Oct 00 - 09:43 PM (#311538)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Amos

It seems pretty clear that Einsteinian theory shows the equivalence between the mass-attractive force thought of as gravity, and the phenomena of acceleration of the referential frame within which the observer is measuring the force.

This implies that it is not the case that cumulative mass attracts but that the operational principle is something quite different: spaces accelerate into each other indefinitely in the inverse square law, which is why every time you get to the ned of one, there's another one waiting for you to look across it.

This also explains why space always looks homogenous, because the broders disappear in proportion to the movement of the observer's viewpoint, thus becoming seamless. And the bigger the apparent mass gets, the more spaces are entrained into accelerating into each other from all directions, just like unfettered imaginations galloping inside of weach others' visions. Thus, mass attracts mass (accelerating spaces invite other accelerating space to accelerate into them).

It's simple!

A


03 Oct 00 - 10:33 PM (#311576)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: WyoWoman

Exactly, Amos. That's precisely what I was starting to say.

"He ain't heav-eeee, he's just an accelerating space inviting another accelerating space to accelerate into him ..."

ww


03 Oct 00 - 10:36 PM (#311578)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Mbo

"Gravity always wins." --Radiohead


03 Oct 00 - 11:45 PM (#311629)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Troll

I'm with Moonjen. Gravity is NOT my friend.

troll


04 Oct 00 - 06:52 AM (#311772)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Grab

RiS, Einstein came up with his space/time theory in his 20s, and worked the rest of his life on the Grand Unified Field Theory (basically a Theory of Everything, which would link gravity, magnetism and electricity together). He didn't make it either, poor bugger - imagine how it must feel spending 60-odd years on that kind of work and still not cracking it.

As for the new asteroid appearing, stuff doesn't (unless you're in Star Trek! ;-) warp into existence. So even at some unimaginable distance the asteroid's gravity will still be affecting all the planets, however microscopically, it's just that as it gets closer the effects become more pronounced.

WW & moonjen - *laff*!

Grab.


04 Oct 00 - 11:33 AM (#311926)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Kim C

Well, you know, if the earth didn't suck, we'd all fall off.


04 Oct 00 - 11:46 AM (#311938)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

Well it must REALLY suck in Australia cause those folks still hang on even though they're upside down!

Spaw
(Sorry Bugs,Helen,alison,Alan,murray,Bob,Jennie,et al.....just send the Vegemite)


04 Oct 00 - 11:50 AM (#311943)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

Perhaps they're stuck on with Vegemite, Spaw.

Bert


04 Oct 00 - 11:52 AM (#311945)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

So that big whooshing sound isn't NAFTA, it's earth's gravity? Boy, what a load off my mind THAT is. I don't need to vote for Buchanan now!

Alex
O..O
=o=


04 Oct 00 - 02:19 PM (#312048)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Jim the Bart

It's simple - you just ladle it over your smashed potaters and it works fine.

Oh!

Never mind.

Gravity is simply the opposite of levity.

Bart, trying to keep at least one foot out of the gravity


04 Oct 00 - 02:39 PM (#312061)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

With reference to dimensional analysis perhaps we should also ask 'How does length work' and 'How does time work'.


04 Oct 00 - 02:41 PM (#312065)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Mrrzy

A push,not a pull - that is one interesting theory. Makes sense, what with Nature abhorring a vacuum - so She might be pushing towards where there isn't any. Hmmm.


04 Oct 00 - 02:42 PM (#312066)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

I gotta' nice length and it works real well with good timing.

Spaw


04 Oct 00 - 02:48 PM (#312072)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Bert

I knew that would start something. Well said Spaw!!!


04 Oct 00 - 03:25 PM (#312094)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

TMI!


04 Oct 00 - 03:29 PM (#312096)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: SINSULL

bert,
Don't encourage him!


04 Oct 00 - 03:44 PM (#312108)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

'spaw ... it ain't the size of the ship, darlin'


04 Oct 00 - 04:21 PM (#312156)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

Well you're right about that moon. Titanic had lousy timing. Then again, a jonboat ain't much good for going the distance either.

Spaw aka USS NIMITZ


04 Oct 00 - 04:29 PM (#312162)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

... and how 'bout them "cigarette" boats ... practically faster than the speed of light ...

moonjen aka Automatic Wench


04 Oct 00 - 04:49 PM (#312174)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

.......too fast and they can't go the distance. Plus, its a rough ride!

Spaw


04 Oct 00 - 05:01 PM (#312185)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: GUEST,Kernow Jon

Gravity makes you drunk!
If you lay under a dripping barrel tap and stay sober then there aint no gravity where you live, 's a fact!
Not many people know that.
M. Caine


04 Oct 00 - 05:08 PM (#312195)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: MMario

Look, truth of the matter is, gravity doesn't work, never has. face it, gravity doesn't have TIME to work, spending so much time trying to get various objects attracted to each other, keeping the planets in their orbits, and effecting every single speck of matter in the entire universe. How do you expect gravity to have time to WORK? Beside which, gravity is independently wealthy.


04 Oct 00 - 05:24 PM (#312225)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: GUEST,Fred

God made gravity. It works because God made it. Just like The Creation. That's all you need to know. And all you should want to know.

Ask one of the Bible-thumpers or God-botherers that hang out here-they'll explain it to you.


04 Oct 00 - 06:54 PM (#312312)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: bbelle

Praise ... are you a "Bible-thumper?"

But, what the hell is a "God-botherers?"


05 Oct 00 - 08:12 AM (#312644)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Lena

How does it work?!Well,very good with my bottom-ever heard of the most faminous :"Heavy Bum Syndrome"?!One day your bum starts weighting,and you suddenly feel like giving it some time before waking up,or walking away.It goes on getting heavier.You don't sit,you fall on chairs for ever.It's not a matter of size,or fat:every bum can catch it.It gets heavier and heavier.So,next time you wait before getting up from where you parked your bum,watch out:it could be the first symptom of the Syndrome.True story.


06 Oct 00 - 11:44 AM (#313514)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Art Thieme

If I went into space, and weighed nothing, would I then be, miraculously, thin ??

Also: If I was alone in space, would I not be there since nobody else was there to see me?

Hell, it'd be the first time in my life I was ever thin. I could even wear a bathing suit. But nobody would see me.

If I had all the gravity I could muster up, there would be no feminine others to attract so that they might become significant.

Could be I ought to send this to Ann Landers (or KatLaughing).

Art Thieme


06 Oct 00 - 11:58 AM (#313525)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief

Sorry, Art, even without weight you'd still have just the same amount of mass (minus what you lost during liftoff from having the s*** scared out of you -- I would, anyway).

This is a really heavy subject, you know. I wanted to weigh in earlier but didn't want to come across too heavy. It all comes down to this:

What goes up, must come down
Spinnin' wheel got to go 'round
Talkin' 'bout your troubles, it's a cryin' sin
Ride a painted pony, let the spinning wheel spin...

Alex
O..O
=o=


06 Oct 00 - 11:59 AM (#313527)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: mousethief


06 Oct 00 - 12:13 PM (#313535)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: canoer

Gravity doesn't work, it just lays there.


06 Oct 00 - 08:37 PM (#313853)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: raredance

At a folk music site I can't believe how many have bypassed the obvious:

Down, Down, Down Derry Down

rich r


07 Oct 00 - 01:52 AM (#313979)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: canoer

Wasn't that a song about a gravity-afflictetd goose?


07 Oct 00 - 02:03 AM (#313983)
Subject: GUEST Kernow Jon
From: Haruo

From "Lyric Req: Sans Day Kernewek Kernow" thread:

I just noticed a GUEST (Jon Kernow) posting a couple days ago in the Gravity thread, and it occurred to me (because of what I just posted about Nos Galan in Welsh) that another carol I want to find is the Cornish text of the Sans Day Carol (there's English in the Oxford Book of Carols, and I have two Esperanto versions, but I don't think I've ever seen the Cornish (for the uninitiated "Kernow" is Cornish for "Cornwall", and Kernewek is Cornish for Cornish) text. Anybody know where I might find it?

Liland


07 Oct 00 - 11:29 AM (#314118)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Jeri

Liland, you'll have better luck if you start a new thread with the song title in it. Your post is presently buried in a thread about gravity.

Just click on "START A NEW THREAD" up near the top of the main forum page. Hope that helps.


07 Oct 00 - 12:06 PM (#314134)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: catspaw49

Its pretty loose to say this thread is about gravity, but Liland you will find more folks weighing in on a song request with a new thread.

Spaw


07 Oct 00 - 06:46 PM (#314351)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: GUEST,C. G. Hobaugh

Greetings, Roger, I have a surprise for you. There is no gravity! Einstein got incredibly close when he perceived that you can't tell the difference between "gravity" and acceleration. The reason this is true is that "gravity" IS acceleration.

Our ancestors had a hard time believing the planet was round. Modern folk have an equally hard time with my "non-gravity" theory, but here goes, once more for you, Roger.

When I was a young man, I tried to figure out gravity in an attempt to perfect "anti-gravity". To me, the (then and now) current methods of aerospace propulsion, like reaction motors (rockets and jets) and propellers thrashing through the air were very inefficient and very inelegant when compared to your standard flying saucer behavior. I knew there must be a way to duplicate this magic method without all the fury and flailing. Sadly, I finally was able to determine that the thing I was trying to understand, "gravity", was a myth and therefore there was no "anti-gravity" to be had. Now here's the proof:

Premise: Everything, not just the universe, but every object in it, is expanding. Moreover, the rate of expansion is increasing (recently born out by scientific observation, much to the surprise of the observers).

Fact: Objects in contact which are expanding push each other away from their previous position (think about two balloons, touching, being inflated - their centers move away from each other...).

Fact: Objects being moves from their previous position at an increasing rate "feel" an acceleration proportional to that rate (just ask an astronaut during liftoff).

Fact: Given the premise above and the facts following it, it is obvious that we can explain away the need for a separate force called "gravity". One can illustrate this with a simple rearrangement of the classic tale about Newton and the apple. Look at it this way: Sir Isaac thought he was peacefully at rest when all the while he, the tree, the apple, and everything else around him was going UP at a high rate of speed. But, since EVERYTHING was going up at precisely the same speed, he could not perceive the motion. The force he felt on his butt, which everyone called "gravity", was simply the result of inertia resisting the acceleration of the surface of the expanding earth directly beneath and in contact with him. Now, when the apple's stem broke, the apple was no longer tethered to the tree, and thus no longer being pulled (accelerated up) along with everything else and (drum roll here) NEWTON'S HEAD HIT IT!

It's very easy to go along with the big thinkers when they talk about the "expanding universe" and the red shift and all that. It is an entirely different matter to imagine that it is happening right here and right now and in fact at such a maddening velocity due to such a maddening acceleration (32 feet per second, per second, more or less)! Sort of like some damn fool trying to tell you the Earth is round, isn't it?

So, there you are, Roger, to put it yet another way, "Gravity doesn't work, it isn't even there!"

Charlie Hobaugh amateur scientist

P.S. By the way, I finally did find a way to "go up" without rockets or propellers or other such foolishness. Now if I could just find a rich patron to finance my work (I could even pay them back when I win the X prize).


07 Oct 00 - 08:07 PM (#314396)
Subject: RE: BS: How does Gravity Work?
From: Little Hawk

What's all this stuff about your boobs, Jen? Do you collect stupid people? That's what "boobs" are, as in "the boob tube". I think you mean "breasts"... :-)

As for gravity, it's simple. Empty space repells all forms of matter. Since there is more empty space outside the Earth, then anything near the Earth is repelled away from the empty space and toward the Earth...or the moon. This is why no substantive idea is able to enter flattop's head, example, but is repelled away in all directions by the empty space therein... :-D

If you drop a watermelon off the CN tower (the world's tallest free standing structure...even longer than Spaw's schlong) it is immediately repelled by the empty space (air) around it and rushes to meet the pavement below, where it atomizes itself utterly in joyous reunion with the world of matter.