Scenario:Cassius - On Floating Islands
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(Captain) pays a visit to a Society-run medical facility to see how Cassius is doing.
Cassius, recovering in bed, props himself up on his elbows when (Captain) enters his room.
Cassius: Perfect timing, (Captain). I have a question for you.
Cassius: I've been wondering since my time at the Central Axis...
Cassius: How is it that the islands here remain aloft? The more I consider the problem, the more it baffles me.
Cassius: Gravity is clearly in operation here, so how can such heavy masses float?
Cassius: I see. So you've never even questioned it. Fascinating.
Cassius: Then the fact that islands float is so deeply ingrained in your people's consciousness that it never occurs to them to examine the physics.
Cassius: Which means seeking an explanation from any of you would be an inefficient use of my time.
Cassius's curiosity rose by 100!
Cassius: If islands floated because they were light, then everything lighter than the rock and soil which comprise them would float straight off into the cosmos.
Cassius: I see I will have to look elsewhere for intelligent answers.
Cassius's curiosity rose by 50!
Cassius: Gravity is the force which draws objects toward the ground—in other words, the reason why matter has weight.
Cassius: Are people here not familiar with the concept?
Cassius: Or perhaps a more logical conclusion is that you know the concept by another name.
Cassius: Fascinating, in either event.
Cassius's curiosity rose by 75!