Jacob looked up from his book and prodded Zee, sitting next to him with her book, and she leaned away.
“Ow, what?” She said, rubbing her arm.
“Do you think that we would notice if the entire world and everything on it suddenly increased by fifteen?”
“Yes,” she said, going back to the book she was reading.
“I don’t,” he said. “If it was instantaneous there isn’t a way we would be able to detect it because we’d still be the same size in comparison to everything else.”
“Yes, but bigger things take up more space, so everything would become considerably more cramped.”
“But if the world increased in size, so would it’s space because it’s a sphere.” He looked at her triumphantly.
“Not like on-earth space, like outer-space-solar-system space.” His smile faltered, and Zee continued, “One side of Earth would be seven and a half times closer to the sun, the other would be seven and a half times further away, so the seasons and climate would change drastically. Not to mention the earth would probably run into the moon, which not only would cause a huge explosion that might hurt the atmosphere and collision with the planet itself that would kill a bunch of people, it would also screw up the tides and be catastrophic...We’d notice a bunch of dead people, huge tsunamis, increased volcanic activity, a bunch of solar radiation and extreme heat and cold, wouldn’t we?”
“Thank you.” They resumed reading.
A few minutes later, Zee looked up from her book and prodded Jacob.
“Ow, what?” He rubbed his arm.
“What if the entire universe and all of it’s space is a creative ploy constructed by the government so they can take the money supposedly used by NASA and stash it away so later they can take over and control the planet?”
“Zee, you can see the moon outside the window right there.” He pointed.
“Holographic imaging?” She suggested.
“Over the whole planet?” He retorted.