Two days to go

With only two days to go for Newton’s birthday, I thought one should clarify once and for all what the difference between inertia and weight is. So I turned to Arthur C. Clarke. Somewhere he had written something about this. I flipped through his collected short stories without finding what I vaguely remembered. So I turned to Google and immediately found a story called Jupiter Five. The excerpt from it shown above is frustrating. Clearly there is a difference but Clarke is not telling us what it is.

encyclopediaofpolicesciencejackrgreeneSo I turned to The Encyclopedia of Police Science. The book, by a certain Jack R. Green, gave the explanation which you see here. That’s straightforward; but it contradicts Arthur C. Clarke quite definitely. Is it science?

By I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

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