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Thread #59418   Message #1541280
Posted By: Amos
12-Aug-05 - 04:42 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
An orbit is not a fall; it is a tension between a fall and a fly.
WIthout the fall, we would fly off. Without the fly, we would all fall. While not imprisoned, as we would be in a flue, we are clearly held firmly between the fly and the fall.

A flea and a fly, in a flue
Were imprisoned! So what could they do?
Said the flea, "Let us fly!"
Said the fly, "Let us flee!"
So they flew through a flaw in the flue.
(But the flea, not a flyer, fell after fleeing through the flaw in the flue, while the fly, having flight, fell not and flew off from the flue.)