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62 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 22 August 2007 03:40AM

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Comment author: Jiro 28 December 2015 01:31:38AM 0 points [-]

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If you're postulating anything like most people's ideas of Superman, you're already saying "ignore conservation of momentum", because inherent in the concept is that he flies around in arbitrary ways without having to push on anything. In other words, by the way you phrased the problem, you just asked the student to ignore the very thing you're asking the problem about. This won't turn out well.