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Name: James T.
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Date: 2000-2001

If every action has an equal and opposite reaction, then I think the pull of gravity can be reversed somehow. anyone agree?


The equal and opposite reaction that applies to the force of the earth's gravity pulling you down is the force of your gravity pulling the earth up. Let's say that someone weighs 130 lbs. They are pushing down on the earth with 130 lbs but the earth is pushing back with 130 lbs (equal and opposite force).

Greg Bradburn

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