} Silly human, the Oracle was begotten and not made! I did not need to
} be taught to foresee, since I even foresaw learning in the first place.
} Since you did not realize this, your question begins to make sense.
} Actually, mere mortals have understood and controlled gravity for
} years, but they have suffered for this power.
} The exemplar of the gravity researchers of the 1940s and 1950s was a
} certain W. E. Coyote, of Los Angeles, California. The legendary
} scientist accidentally discovered the following law in early 1947:
} Anvillary Corollary to Newtonian Physics:
} o anvils accelerate either faster or slower than other falling
} By early 1952, after countless trials with his assistant, R. Runner,
} Coyote discovered:
} Second Anvillary Corollary:
} o the acceleration of anvils depends solely on how much pain they
} can cause: if by accelerating slower than other bodies, they can
} land on top of that body after it reaches a surface, then they
} will do so.
} By late 1952, Coyote, using himself as a subject, discovered the
} principle that almost won him a Nobel Prize:
} Coyote's Law of Falling Bodies:
} o bodies falling from a great height will do two things:
} o they will have precisely 2.5 seconds to run in place, without
} falling, to the nearest protrusion; and
} o if no protrusion exists, their heads will initially fall
} slower than the rest of themselves.
} By 1954, however, Coyote was a physical and emotional wreck. Feeling
} that he was on the verge of a breakthrough in physics, he filmed many
} of his experiments in which he tried to master gravity. Unfortunately,
} Coyote's fertile imagination got the best of him. He became convinced
} that Runner was not only trying to drive him crazy, but also that
} Runner, with the help of Warner Brothers, was actually changing the
} laws of gravity from minute to minute. Coyote was eventually
} institutionalized and became the model for Saleiri in the musical
} In sum, gravity is just too heavy a subject for mortals to bear.
} You owe the Oracle a plate of free birdseed.