Re: IDE freeze for seconds

Nicholas J. Leon (
Thu, 3 Dec 1998 00:54:39 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Alex Buell wrote:
# > > Spinning down the planet will kill all life.
# > why would it kill all life?
# What is the first thing that ceases when you spin down a planet? That's
# right, gravity. Everything not tied down would just fly out into space,
# and that includes the atmosphere. Simple.

Uh what? Gravity ain't based upon the rotation on the planet, its a
constant based on mass.

What would happen is that we would all be crushed against the planet's
surface as the balancing forces of gravity and centrifical would no longer
be in accord.


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