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Comment author: gjm 07 December 2015 03:54:22PM 1 point [-]

The usual formulation has "irresistible" rather than "unstoppable" and I always took it that (1) "irresistible force" means something that substantially affects everything it interacts with, (2) "immovable object" means something on which no force has a substantial effect, and (3) "meets" means "interacts with in the way forces in this general class interact with objects in this general class".

So if they "pass through each other", that means the object remained immovable but the force wasn't in this case irresistible.

(It's an amusing answer, though.)

Comment author: satt 09 December 2015 12:38:57AM 0 points [-]

The usual formulation has "irresistible" rather than "unstoppable"

You forgot the citation!