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kerrminator07




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What happens when an immovable object is hit by an unstoppable force?

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`The unstoppable force is deflected by the immovable object. Example, a bullet hitting a steel plate.

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`But how would it be deflected? If the force is unstoppable and the object is immovable, then how do you know the immovable object would succeed over the unstoppable force?

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`Simple. Because the immovable object (IO) cannot move, and because the unstoppable force (UF) cannot be stopped, the UF should simply continue moving, but not necessarily on its initial path.

UF is force, for example Neutrons, but what are its properties? IO has mass, but what is its material?

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`I agree. The unstoppable force in this question was not stated to be on an unalteralble trajectory/path; therefore, it would, by lack of definition, be forced into a change by the unmovable object.

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`complete annihilation resulting in a renewal/rebirth of all things related.

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dreadpiratenate




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`I'm gonna' have to side with Shannadawn. Rebirth FTW.

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ruemohr
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`or it punches thru the unmovable object, the unmovable object staying put, consider a bullet passing thru a block of strawberry jello thats been glued down. Smile mmmm jello.....

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spatulaman0




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`You guys have all seen, or at least heard of the end of Evangelion, right??

Or maybe to prevent the paradox completely, the Doctor opens a wormhole in the path of the unstoppable force and move sit somewhere safe, assuming the force is a finite object like a bullet and not some kind of a wave.

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Since the energy would not be able to transfer to the (IO) then it would appear that the energy would stay within the (IF). However nowhere in this equation does it say that it could not be broken up into smaller pieces and move on in another path and still maintain its (IF) status

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alikakadri
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`i think the immovable object hasn't been decreed to also be impenetrable, thus the unstoppable force might just pierce it and keep going... immovable does not mean indestructible, so it's also possible it gets destroyed in the process... The unstoppable force would probably generate enough air friction/heat to pierce right through.

however, if you specify that the unmovable object IS indestructible as well as impenetrable, then the only other option we, as humans, can find would be
the theory that was stated above, where the unstoppable force is then deflected.


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alikakadri
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spatulaman0 wrote:
`You guys have all seen, or at least heard of the end of Evangelion, right??

Or maybe to prevent the paradox completely, the Doctor opens a wormhole in the path of the unstoppable force and move sit somewhere safe, assuming the force is a finite object like a bullet and not some kind of a wave.




hahaha!! yes, the doctor probably WOULD either find a way to do that! Or whatever alien watches over the human race XD

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danieldh




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`When a river encounters a rock that can stand up to the strength of its current, it simply flows around it. Using this example, any wave form would likely "break up," being deflected to either side, and coalesce behind the object. Any solid object would end up changing trajectories after bouncing off.
Either way, in reality neither of these things can exist.

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trangul




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Dear kerrminator07.

In this universe, the laws of physics prevent such things such as immovable objects or unstoppable forces, however for the sake of argument, lets assume that there is an alternate universe with different laws. By logic and the implied definitions of immovable and unstoppable this is what would happen:
The immovable object stays immovable and the unstoppable force stays unstopped. This principle has to be obeyed. Therefore the force would go through the object without moving it or being affected by it in any way that would stop it.








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