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  1. May 6, 2005 #1
    Theoretically speaking, if out in space, you have two objects, one being an immoveable object, and the other being an unstoppable object travelling at the speed of light, and neither being able to be destroyed or forced off course in any form or fashion, what would happen if said two objects should collide? Is it possible that these two forces would create a seperate energy force such as a 'black hole'?
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  3. May 6, 2005 #2
    an unmovable object and an unstoppable object can't possibly coexist...
  4. May 6, 2005 #3


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    Both concepts are mutually exclusive, impossible.
  5. May 6, 2005 #4
    nothing is impossible until proven otherwise and the question still remains.
  6. May 6, 2005 #5
    back in the 1930's and 1940's there was a thinktank that was thrown together of many different scientists extracted from many different countries with the theory of the splitting of an atom. It was said that it was unable to be done... it was impossible. Thus, we have the hydrogen and the atom bomb... the splitting of atoms. Therefore, it was an impossibility waiting to be proven.
  7. May 6, 2005 #6
    it is possible(that is to say that the immovable object will cause the unstoppable object to change directions)...the collision would create a high energetic environment around it...perhaps a "local big bang". I doubt that it could create a blackhole(which sucks up things) because its squeezing the space between them pushing everything around it
  8. May 6, 2005 #7
    I would think that, after a great deal of noise, they would find they had more in common than not, and they would start dating.


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  9. May 6, 2005 #8


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    Totally different animal. What you are talking about is the old chestnut of an inmovable object meeting an irresistable force. In this case we are dealing with mutually exclusive properties. By definition an inmovable object is one that cannot be moved by any existing force. By definition an irresistable force is a force that can move any existing object. Thus in any reality in which one exists, the existance of the other is automatically excluded. They can not meet because by definition they can not co-exist.
  10. May 8, 2005 #9
    When an irresistible force such as you
    Meets an old immovable object like me
    You can bet as sure as you live
    Somewhere, sometime, somehow
    Something's gotta give

    - J. Mercer
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