I'm not a science student. So, I humbly request you to limit yourself to the basics, please do not indulge in infighting. If you ignore the request, you would be investing your efforts at the wrong place and perhaps it would be considered a pretentious show of knowledge. If a gold leaf electroscope is connected to earth, there is no deflection, earth is a neutral object. Then, how come whenever any charged object or electricity connection comes in contact with it, it absorbs all of the charge to neutralize the charge? Please help me with it. Thanks.