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38 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 25 October 2007 11:47PM

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Comment author: dclayh 12 February 2010 03:06:03AM 9 points [-]

You jump into the air -> Earth expands -> voila, now you're touching the Earth again.

Comment author: Jack 12 February 2010 03:22:04AM 0 points [-]

Bwahahahaha. Alright. I see it. Thanks. :-)

Comment author: JGWeissman 12 February 2010 03:22:58AM 1 point [-]

But what does this theory say about orbits? or escape velocity?

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 12 February 2010 06:42:35AM 3 points [-]

"Shut up"

I think a better question would be, what does this theory say about mass? As opposed to volume and distance? How can an object be equidistant between two other equally-sized objects and be attracted to one of them more than the other?

It fails even as a crank theory.

Comment author: Polymeron 01 May 2011 10:15:21AM 0 points [-]

I too have stumbled on "The Final Theory", and was wondering what it was all about - though not enough to actually spend money on the book. Thanks for digging this up!