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Message 45 of 257 (656073)
03-16-2012 12:48 PM
Reply to: Message 35 by Jet Thomson
03-16-2012 12:07 PM

Re: Sponge and stick vs. physics and math
Point 1. The sponge experiment works because the physics does not change no matter how big or small the components are.

But the same physics do produce different effects depending on the size of the components. You can build a wooden tower a foot high that stands up fine. Try scaling up the tower to ten thousand feet tall and it will no longer be able to support it's own weight, depsite being of identical proportions and the same material as the little tower.

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