If we lived in an unmoving universe....

United States
November 16, 2010 3:50pm CST
Would we be able to move? Would everything be flat and one dimensional? If it only moved once a day, turning off the sun and on the moon, would we be able to move once a day, or not at all? Whatdaya think?
6 responses
@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Nov 10
I think we would do alot of catching up. If the world only moved once a day we would probably make up all the moving then. I don't know. It would sort of stunt gravity and afew things like that. I don't think it is possible really. But an interesting question to be sure.
• United States
17 Nov 10
When you put it like that "we could do a lot of catching up" it doesn't sound half bad! And, "if the world only moved once a day we would probably make up all the moving then" sounds very intriguing!
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@celticeagle (120447)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Nov 10
That's what I was thinking but when you think about all the driving and manufacturing, and such that goes on each day it seems impossible.
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• United States
18 Nov 10
...maybe we could leave behind all the unnatural stuff!
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
17 Nov 10
Well if the universe is unmoving, that seems to me as if it was really stopped. Therefore everything stops, including human motion. Reality would be quite a lot different I think. Would it be able to deal with complex life forms such as humans? That is a very good question. However, we would be stationary and almost in stasis. We might not even be alive. Still that is something to really think about. I think the universe is in motion for a good reason. So everything can keep moving, so we can sustain life. I would equate it to living in a black hole, where everything just disappears. In other words there is no living at all. Without the universe being in motion, I don't think life could really be sustained. But I could be off the mark.
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• United States
20 Nov 10
I think you're right! It would be like a vacuum..
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
17 Nov 10
I think there may not be life. Perhaps each and every one of us will be like the rocks and stones. It would all be peaceful and quiet. Serenity indeed! It may not be a bad idea afterall..... at least we would not be stressed for 23 hours if the locked period is one hour.
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• United States
19 Nov 10
hmmmm, I think I'd like that.. lots of time for lots of quiet meditation..
@drannhh (15241)
• United States
17 Nov 10
I think everything is always in motion, but sometimes we are not quick enough to see it.
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• United States
19 Nov 10
Boy isn't that the truth! And it seems like I'm getting slower...
• Philippines
17 Nov 10
I do not know but earth is moving with gravity and we all get used to it though we could not just feel it but the whole earth is moving. I think when the earth is not moving life does not stop it would still continue..
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• United States
19 Nov 10
I can see are likely an optimist!
@Ejmenz (31)
• United States
16 Nov 10
It's hard to imagine considering everything in the universe is in constant motion. Not sure I'm loving the flat part though, curves add so much to the conversation.
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• United States
17 Nov 10
haha! that's so true isn't it..