When Phoebe is trying to get pregnant, she lies upside down in a chair and says "I'll let gravity do its job". However, seasons later, she tells Ross she doesn't believe that gravity exists.

Is this just a simple continuity error, a hidden joke, or just Phoebe being Phoebe?

  • It’s possible for someone to believe something and then abandon that belief.
    – ruffdove
    Mar 8, 2021 at 0:05
  • It could be simply, a generally speaking....
    – Vishwa
    Mar 9, 2021 at 9:00
  • @ruffdove, in a general case and in real life, yes, but we are talking about Pheobe, and in this case, I would say it's very unlikely.
    – NEO
    Mar 9, 2021 at 9:23
  • Seems to me not believing in gravity could be a call back to the earlier episode when gravity did not “do its job”. (Or did she get pregnant? I have seen only a few episodes.) Mar 4, 2022 at 4:16

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Phoebe is the Queen of Mean. She really believes in both gravity and evolution, she's just playing a nasty trick on Ross. See, after Ross admits the possibility that he's wrong, she says "that was fun."

  • This is plausible.
    – NEO
    Mar 8, 2021 at 12:09
  • I don't think she saying "That was fun" has any weight on the theory that Phoebe actually believes in gravity
    – Vishwa
    Mar 9, 2021 at 8:59
  • @Vishwa What is problematic is that the body of this question is not consistent with the title. Whether Phoebe actually believes in gravity is irrelevant to the scene. The essence of the scene is that she gets a scientist to abandon his core beliefs. Feb 25, 2022 at 17:59
  • @JasonPSallinger The scientist in this case (Ross) did not abandon his beliefs, he just lost (not 100% lost, but didnt win), his attempt to show Phoebe about the gravity.
    – Vishwa
    May 28, 2022 at 8:26
  • @Vishwa this is semantics. A true scientist would not waver. Phoebe got him to cave. May 28, 2022 at 21:20

I think, that Phoebe only kidding. She says one Day this and the next Day the opposite. But generally she´s believing in gravity. Think about the Episode, where she think, that the Spirit of her dead Mother lives in the Cat.

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