September 27th, 2014

What degree of difference in gravity is noticeable?

Setting: Earth and an Earthlike planet with slightly lower gravity, linked by a portal (just step through and you're there)

So, if the other planet has slightly different gravity (80% or 90% of Earth's), how much of a difference would a person stepping through be likely to notice? Would they feel significantly lighter on their feet, clumsier because of taking longer steps than they intended, etc.?

Research: I tried searching things like "perception of gravity", "what does less gravity feel like", "what does Venus gravity feel like", but didn't get anything very relevant

well known sources of biblical exgesis

Setting: real world; current day

Pre-searched: Wikipedia article on "biblical commentary"


My MC, who is culturally Christian but theologically quasi-agnostic, has been beset recently by folks wanting to save their soul starting with a "discussion" of the Bible.

They're planning a counter-offensive starting with "Which version - King James'? Revised Standard? New International? New Jerusalem? Douay? My Latin's not good enough to handle the Vulgate." followed by asking about several fundamental works of exegesis using the names of the authors. (If this were the Quran I might cite ibn Sina, ibn Rushd, and al Ghazzali.)

Unfortunately, my Google-fu today has produced a fair number of reading lists with surprising little overlap. Anyone want to suggest a half-dozen or so candidates?