A force so weak it takes a rock the size of the Earth to make a feather float gently to the ground. And yet, the universe as we know it would be impossible without it. In fact, it may not actually belong here. It may be a strong force in another universe in another dimension and the gravity we know is simply a little of that force "leaking" into our dimension.
The feather floats gently because of air resistance. Without air (i.e. in a vacuum) it would drop like a rock.
The point was that it falls to the ground and stops. If it were as strong as the strong electromagnetic force, it would keep going once it hit. You picked up on an irrelevant aspect of the expression and missed the point.
No, Unseen, I just corrected your characterization of gravity's effect on a feather. Read it again.
And so you actually believe my point was about feathers.
I believe I corrected an error and you have a hard time accepting you were wrong in the very specific way I addressed.
Not a big deal to me.
So you say.
Except Earth isn't without air so your alteration of his statement is a mistake - on multiple levels.
The weaker force of gravity has to work against the stronger electromagnetic force which governs the feather, air and their interaction.
The Weak nuclear force also contributes to this complex situation as it governs the radioactive decay that occurs within the Earth and helps fuel the dynamo that creates the Earth's magnetic fields which protect the atmosphere. Since the solar winds (EMF again) would strip away the air in spite of gravity trying to hold the atmosphere tight.
I don't know if he intended all of that consciously but those subtleties to his statement (which you missed) still exist.
I find it amazing that so many people don't understand that, with only rare exceptions, romantic love isn't really love at all. It's an obsession. If one understands that love is wanting what's best for the object of one's love, even if it isn't what we want and even if there's no benefit to us, then generally speaking the only real love is that of a parent for a young child or the love of a mature child for their parent (as the parent becomes elderly). And of course friendship is a true form of love as well.
By contrast, romantic love is all about want and need for oneself. I want this person to be mine. I want to spend the rest of my life with this person. I need this person or I shall go crazy or die. In the most extreme case, if I can't have this person, no one can.
About 14b years ago, everything in the known universe was in one place, and there was no such thing as time.