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bio website trosnoth.org
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Software Engineer. Coder for Trosnoth, a fun multiplayer game written in Python.

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asked Are there any Earth-Meteorites on Earth?
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accepted Meteorites from Mars?
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comment Meteorites from Mars?
So something else collided with Mars and blew Mars-debris into space; which ended up here?
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asked Meteorites from Mars?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
My apologies if you took the downvote personally; like I said elsewhere, you are obviously knowledgeable about the topic; but the gap in my knowledge was more that "to my intuition, gravity doesn't seem weak at all." Sorry if that wasn't clear in the question. I've since upvoted another of your excellent answers.
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accepted What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
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comment What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
Lawrence and Gordon are obviously knowledgeable; I thank them both for their efforts (and have upvoted their excellent answers elsewhere); but these answers here were not useful in helping me understand. The appropriate thing to do to filter out answers which do not help answer the question is to downvote them. My apologies if I have offended anyone by doing so.
Feb
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comment What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
What Spencer and others have done in their answers is shown me where my misunderstanding is: my forgetting that gravity is purely attractive, whereas the electromagnetic force has both attractive and repulsive forces. By reminding me that these positive and negative charges usually balance each other out, it all made sense to me. Yes, I'm a layman when it comes to these things; a good answerer will try to get inside my head and help me with my real misunderstanding.
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comment What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
@space_cadet- No, it's not the best answer to my question (and this may sound arrogant; but I think, as the person who is having trouble understanding something, I should be the judge on whether it has helped me understand). This answer may be a completely accurate reason as to physical reasons why gravity is stronger; but if you read the question, I'm not disputing the fact that gravity is weaker: I already believe the physicists who say it is. I'm saying it doesn't make sense to me since gravity seems to have more of an effect on me.
Jan
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comment What is a magnetised neutron star?
Could you please explain "net magnetic moment"?
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comment What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
To explain the down-vote: the question isn't about why gravity appears weaker. It's the fact that, in my mind, gravity doesn't appear weaker.
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comment What does it mean to say “Gravity is the weakest of the forces”?
To explain the down-vote: the question isn't about why gravity appears weaker. It's the fact that, in my mind, gravity doesn't appear weaker.
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awarded  Critic