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Do cats always land on thier feet?
« Reply #25 on: 09/02/2009 16:10:38 »
beautiful cat Mr Dent:)
And a nice shot.
 

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« Reply #26 on: 09/02/2009 16:14:10 »
beautiful cat Mr Dent:)
And a nice shot.

I have very good aim....
 

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« Reply #27 on: 09/02/2009 19:49:48 »
LOL....I thought that before pressing ' POST ' I should take a look and I found this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttered_cat_paradox

This isn't as daft as it sounds, although it is very funny.

In essence, this is the same thought experiment that Galileo (using neither toast nor cat) used to demonstrate that two objects, one heavy and one light, if dropped from a tower would land at the same time.

His line of reasoning was that if the objects were to attached to one another, would the heavy one speed up the lighter one or would the lighter one slow down the heavy one? How could you tell which was the case? On this basis he decided they would land together - only then did the practical demonstration take place.
 

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« Reply #28 on: 12/02/2009 10:55:09 »
All the cats that I've ever owned have always fallen "paws-first" even the pair that I've
got now.

Nope I shan't try the toast and butter test
 

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« Reply #29 on: 12/02/2009 11:54:18 »
If it were possible to get a cat to cooperate it would be fun to try both the Buttered Cat paradox and the Schrodinger Cat experiment. But which do you do first?

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