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    what really does happen.

    What would really happen if an unstoppable force meets an unmovable object?

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    I'm sorry, the question is flawed, I cannot compute.

    Do you mean, "In a universe where such a thing as an unstoppable force coexists with an unmovable object, what would happen if they were to come into contact" ?

    Well, chances are the laws of physics would break, end of that universe.
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    I should have been more clear that I meant in theory. There is really no right or wrong answer. break the laws of physics and the end of the universe, thats good. I would say the most powerful reaction possible would occur, but thats just my 2 cents.

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    isn't it an 'irresistable force' ?

    meeting an 'immovable' obect

    resultant = total destruction
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    AO Guinness Monster MURACU's Avatar
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    naw they would cancell each other out. As both are infinit in the way the question is asked they resultant vector would be zero.
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    AO's Resident Redneck The Texan's Avatar
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    If something unstoppable hit something unmovable most likely an explosion of some sort would occur, it was stated above that " the most powerful reaction possible would occur" but how can that even be measured? if it was the most powerful reaction possible we would have nothing to measure it with if we were still alive
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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    Since the question implies an impossible contradiction,
    the answer lies in language, not physics.

    To an irresistable force, there are no immovable objects.
    An immovable object cannot be moved by any force.

    An irresistable force cannot meet an immovable object.
    They can't both simultaneously exist, much less meet.
    because it would be a logical contradiction. A cannot be
    both A and non A.
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    Disgruntled Postal Worker fourdc's Avatar
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    The hacker's dictionary describes an answer for questions like this and others like "when did you stop beating your wife?"


    basically it means "I cannot answer your question because it is based upon a false premise"

    One item's mass or momentum is going to be greater than the others, so something is either going to stop or something else is going to get moved.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    There would be a bloody big, mutually destructive bang

    As has been mooted, the two are mutually contradictory, so the only resolution would be mutual destruction. Both would cease to exist, and the contradiction with them.

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    irresistable + immovable = unthinkable
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