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From: James Jordan <jbjordan4@home.com>
Subject: (whorl) Godling size
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 11:18:52 

At 08:53 AM 4/19/2001 -0400, you wrote:

>I thought the main objection to the godlings is that in Act 1 (New Sun)
>the author goes into detail about why anything that big would have to live
>in the sea or collapse under its own weight and then in Act 3 he presents
>us with such a creature without giving us any hint of how it is possible,
>or even a sense that we're supposed to see this as a physics-defying

         The gravity on the whorl is caused by centrifugal force. It is 
possible that the higher up you go, the less gravity there is? And how high 
up do you have to go? Is it possible that the large godling can exist 
because of this? I doubt if this is good enough, but maybe one of your more 
scientific types can address this.


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