To follow up, Bohm, you are extremely intelligent, everyone should be able to recognize that. What happened, in my opinion, and of course I could be wrong, is that you did not read the entire thread where I DID make a claim and show myself wrong with my own math. I'll go ahead and cut-n-paste it for you...
In the meantime, the current gravitational acceletation for the surface of the earth is 9.8m/s^2 (including the water). The average density of the earth is 5.52g/cm^3. The average density of water is about 1 g/cm^3. The current volume of the earth is about 10.8e+12 m^3. Doing some quick work in Wolfram Alpha show that that to add enough volume to the earth to cover Mt. Everest would be a difference of about 4557e+12 m^3, almost as much mass as the Earth has, so therefore... hmmm, interesting. I'm wrong. By orders of magnitude.
I am wrong about the gravity. The orders of magnitude are completely off on the density of mass without a corresponding or greater increase in the radius.
Plugging the mass of the earth, additional mass of the water MINUS the approximate volume dry land on Earth PLUS the additional 8848 meters into Wolfram Alpha, shows a gravitational acceleration at Everest with all of the water as... 9.94 m/s^2, slightly higher gravity.
I was still wrong, but at least I know know why. All of this, BTW, is rough math. Point out any errors I may have made...
So, clearly I have done some math. I've shown myself wrong. What you missed is prologos making all sort of claims and saying he has done the math but, when asked to show it, claiming it's stupid to even be talking about his claims. So, when you pop in and say:
Well actually it is true (It is known as the "shell theorem" which I was not aware of when I wrote my post) and you can find a proof in any elementary book on classical mechanics, c.f. wikipedia. I will be happy to help you with the required integration if neccesary:
... you didn't read the thread, didn't know the context, weren't aware of the theorem you are so passionately discussing and what it's for, gave a snarky offer to "help" with math and then wondered what was going on when you got called out on showing math and extreme precision in a discussion where the very core of it is someone making claims, constantly switching terms and what they are claiming and making false claims about having done the math.
It's like sticking your hand in between a hungry lion and a steak and wondering why your hand is missing.
Now that I've said all of that, a conversation I had with my son the other day seems salient. He's extremely intelligent and has recently been caught saying he knows things he doesn't. I cautioned him on that, telling him that because he is so very smart, he doesn't have to work hard to keep up and can often jump in, catch up and pass everyone else in short order. I know I've been guilty of that in the past. The issue, as least as I framed it to him, is that day he gets caught because he does that to someone that is at least as smart as him and gets called out on it.
If I am wrong, I am wrong. But you gotta show me.