Posted: Apr 21, 2018 11:49 am
by OlivierK
Thommo wrote:Again: if the force of the cosmos is greater than the force of the Earth on a positive charge (which is what you're saying) then the polarisation is in the opposite direction.

And that's ignoring that you're suggesting that a polarisation on the scale of 1 × 10−10m would have a significant effect for objects that are more than 6.4 x 106m from the COM of the Earth and 4 x 1016m from the nearest star, that would be the nearest object in the "cosmos" that could be exerting this repulsive downward force.

And if that nearest star wasn't directly overhead, then objects would fall in directions other than down. And if your object did fall straight down, you could wait an hour, and then it wouldn't.