If you were giant, but everything around you was to scale physically

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In summary, the conversation discusses the concept of scale and how it relates to physical laws and measurements. It is mentioned that in a recent episode of the Big Bang Theory, Sheldon realizes everything is bigger because he's wearing size one million pants. The possibility of using physics to prove that everything is bigger is also brought up, with the idea that if physical laws remained the same but dimensions changed, there would be noticeable differences. However, it is also noted that according to Einstein's theory of relativity, everything is relative and the only absolute thing is the speed of light.
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so that visually everything appeared the same, could you use physics (e.g. gravity or something) to prove that you and everything else is bigger than it was before?
 
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You need to better describe "everything" and how much it scales. When the Earth gets twice as big, does it get twice as heavy? Eight times? Stay the same?
 
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I don't mean to derail, but I can't help myself.

This was brought up in a recent Big Bang Theory episode. Sheldon realizes everything is bigger because he's wearing size one million pants.

(Sorry, had to).
 
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If physical laws stayed the same, you would notice a difference indeed.

Scientists have tried to estimate the height of biological beings (so in fact aliens that also walk shouldn't be much larger than we are :) )
http://arxiv.org/abs/0708.0573
I think they don't assume any specific dimension (like radius of earth), but just consider stuff like radiation of heat and breaking when falling.

I didn't go through the details, but in short: yes, you would notice a difference, if only dimensions but not physical forces change.
 
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The strength of an object does not scale with its size...so yes, there would probably be a difference. You would not be able to walk without a lot of your bones breaking.
 
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in Einstein's relativity,
he once thought that everything is relative.
for example,
if you were to grow larger, but the world remains the same, so your size increases relative with this world. all measurements are relative.
however, if the world is being enlarged together with you with the same factor, then how do you ever notice any changes?there is nothing that you can compare to, to show that you are increasing in size.
of course the increment is not simply just the increase of spaces between atoms etc, it means everything including the sizes of atoms and mass, so that you will never detect any changes.
so to say that this kind of measurement is meaningless.

that was one of the postulate in Einstein's relativity theory.
and of course the real case might not be the same as above, or if it is, we will never notice too.
and then Einstein showed that the only absolute/ non relative thing in this world is only the speed of light
 

1. What would it be like to be a giant in a world to scale?

Being a giant in a world to scale would be a surreal and unique experience. You would tower over everything around you, making you feel powerful and mighty. However, you would also face challenges in navigating through a world that is not built for your size.

2. How would the laws of physics change if you were a giant in a world to scale?

The laws of physics would remain the same for you as a giant in a world to scale. However, the effects of gravity would be more pronounced, making it difficult for you to move and interact with objects around you. Also, the air resistance would be greater, making it challenging for you to walk and breathe.

3. Would your body change if you were a giant in a world to scale?

Assuming that you magically became a giant in a world to scale, your body would not change in any physical way. However, your proportions would appear different in comparison to the scaled objects around you. For example, your hands and feet would be much larger in proportion to your body.

4. How would your interactions with other living beings change as a giant in a world to scale?

Your interactions with other living beings would change drastically as a giant in a world to scale. You would be much larger than any other living being, and your movements and actions could be perceived as threatening or intimidating. It would be essential to communicate and be mindful of your size to avoid causing harm to smaller creatures.

5. Can you control your size as a giant in a world to scale?

In this hypothetical scenario, it is assumed that you have no control over your size and have become a giant in a world to scale. However, if you were to have the ability to change your size, it would significantly impact your interactions and experiences in this world. You could potentially adjust your size to fit through doors and interact with objects more easily.

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