I think I'm starting to see where you're going wrong.
Originally Posted by Alsor
The Earth is exposed to multiple changing influences, which means the equipotential surface that the physical surface is trying to conform to is changing over time but since the Earth is not a fluid and is therefore rather unable to assume this idealized and dynamic shape instantly, your fundamental assumption is wrong.
At NO TIME is the physical surface of the Earth identical to the equipotential surface.
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