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- Mar 31, 2010
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Why should it be? Simply because you think it should be?Gravity should be stronger then buoyancy?
Way I see it is that buoyancy is merely the ordering of objects within a gravitational field, relative to their respective mass.
Because the amount of water the ship would need to have moved out of the way in order to sink further into the water, weighs more than the ship does. Therefore it stays on the surface.why doesn't gravity pull a ship to the bottom of the ocean while the planet spins @ 1000 mph?
Poke a hole in it and add the weight of the water to the ship's weight, and the ship now weighs a sufficient amount to push enough water out of the way in order to allow gravity to pull it to the bottom of the sea.
The ship is no longer buoyant in water. Thus, it and the water reorder themselves until the ship encounters something more dense than itself.
Ie: the bottom.
...but plug the hole and put that same boat filled with water in an ocean of mercury, and it would float again.