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Can we 'feel' magnitudes of distant forces?

  1. Feb 22, 2010 #1
    Some say that our body can 'feel' only contact forces, I want to confirm it. Suppose I am placed between two earths so that their gravitational forces on me are equal and opposite. Do I feel any 'pull' - as in tug of war the rope would feel if it had sensations? If earths are replaced by Jupiters, do I feel any difference?
     
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  3. Feb 22, 2010 #2

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    I don't think the thought experiment you propose addresses the issue you are asking about.
     
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