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Old 08-29-2016, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Galeiam View Post
The Basilisk lizard isn't running on water.

It's just swimming really damn fast while using a method and calculations that wont mean a thing for a humans physiology.
I get what you're saying, but functionally, there isn't any difference between 'running on water' and 'swimming fast enough that only your feet touch the water'.

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Roll anything fast enough and it'll travel across water fairly easily. The problem then becomes a matter of consistent force against water tension, motion, and oscillation.
Nitpick: surface tension is a tiny, insignificant factor in any of this. The mass of water makes it something that forces can act upon. Viscosity also plays a part.