Is the world of physics consistent (in the traditional logical sense) or is it possible to find "real-life" contradictions?
When we think of a satellite surrounding earth - the satellite at the same time falls down to earth and flys off in the opposite direction. Gravitation and centrifugal force have an impact on the satellite at the same time. In fact, they work against each other, they fight each other, they pull the object in opposite directions. Only because of this contradiction the satellite is able to maintain its course around the earth, isn`t it?
So, is this a "real-life" contradiction?