#### Norr

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##### Falling upward?
« on: October 12, 2016, 03:35:54 AM »
Simple thought. What exactly is 'Falling' here? The disk earth with the ice ring around it? The infinite plane? Is the firmament also falling?

Also why doesn't the air and such just flow over the edge and into the nothingness? Surely if there's force keeping us on the Earth because we are falling then anything not on the surface should be pushed outward toward the edge correct?

#### Boots

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• ---- Cogito, ergo sum. ---- -Descartes
##### Re: Falling upward?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 09:10:54 PM »
For that matter, what is keeping all the celestial bodies (Is it accurate to call them that in a FE context?) in their perspective places if gravity is nonexistent. In other words, what are the forces acting on these bodies causing them to behave the way they do. Does inertia exist in space according to FE theory?
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#### Norr

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##### Re: Falling upward?
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 01:51:36 AM »
Also if everything of substance is only on Earth then what exactly is pushing against us to keep us on the ground? Better yet how can just a downward force equal at all points keep objects of such varying masses equally stuck to Earth? If it was that, then shouldn't everything react completely different under the same force?

#### andruszkow

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##### Re: Falling upward?
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 07:05:04 AM »
Also if everything of substance is only on Earth then what exactly is pushing against us to keep us on the ground? Better yet how can just a downward force equal at all points keep objects of such varying masses equally stuck to Earth? If it was that, then shouldn't everything react completely different under the same force?
No. Earth's gravity makes all objects fall towards the center at approx 9.8m/s^2. Gravitational pull differs with altitude. That is, distance from the center of the Earth. That's why objects weigh less on top of mount everest than at sea level.
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#### Norr

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##### Re: Falling upward?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 04:54:03 PM »
Also if everything of substance is only on Earth then what exactly is pushing against us to keep us on the ground? Better yet how can just a downward force equal at all points keep objects of such varying masses equally stuck to Earth? If it was that, then shouldn't everything react completely different under the same force?
No. Earth's gravity makes all objects fall towards the center at approx 9.8m/s^2. Gravitational pull differs with altitude. That is, distance from the center of the Earth. That's why objects weigh less on top of mount everest than at sea level.

Yep that's the gist of it...It was directed at FE'ers though with all assumption of the shape being a disk. It was a hypothetical.