Indeed, Faith, we all live on a weird planet. But not near as weird as you think. It pretty much always obeys the laws of physics, like pebbles settling out of water faster than silt does.
"The Christian church, in its attitude toward science, shows the mind of a more or less enlightened man of the Thirteenth Century. It no longer believes that the earth is flat, but it is still convinced that prayer can cure after medicine fails." H L Mencken