Gravity: Horizontal or Vertical Force?Submitted by JKap on Fri, 01/09/2009 - 13:39
Since 11 September 2001, reality has been turned on its head.
One of the ways that it was turned on its head struck me yesterday here, when a commenter tried to argue that gravity could cause the evisceration of the human body into centimeter-sized bone fragments and eject them laterally.
So, now I just want to know what you believe. Does gravity cause vertical, downward acceleration, or does it cause horizontal, lateral, sideways acceleration?
Update: It looks like Sir Isaac Newton postulated a theory of gravity as a vertical force.
Update II: 1,151 human beings were dismembered such that no forensically-identifiable remains were recovered on 11 September 2001, leaving their grieving loved ones nothing to inter. God rest their souls.
The Basis for Stable Government [The Law by Bastiat]
Law is justice. In this proposition a simple and enduring government can be conceived. And I defy anyone to say how even the thought of revolution, of insurrection, of the slightest uprising could arise against a government whose organized force was confined only to suppressing injustice.
Under such a regime, there would be the most prosperity - and it would be the most equally distributed. As for the sufferings that are inseparable from humanity, no one would even think of accusing the government for them. This is true because, if the force of government were limited to suppressing injustice, then government would be as innocent of these sufferings as it is now innocent of changes in the temperature.