I didnt say that , naturally you would have the same number climbing up as is floating down.

heres what I said:
yes but if there are other people climbing up the ladder , the
tiny force that he applies will be overcome by the larger forces.

so if you have 1 person stopping at the end and 20 climbing
and 20 floating back.

20 larger forces -------------------->
and 1 tiny force <-
Im adding this part
and 1 tiny force ->
and 1 person stopping<--

it doesnt violate any laws..why would you say it does.

and even if it did violate a law , whats your point.

laws are not binding , they are disposable if proven wrong or
they can be changed to fit.

and if the larger version I put up is used:
and the same number climbing to zero gravity as is climbing down to gravity at the ends of the pipe.

the really neat part about this is that you could use electrically driven weights that are riding on a track or inside a tube driven with electromagnetic forces , the weights could be turned 180 degrees by the tube and they could float back into the tube at the other end.

no people involved just weights and electricity.

thousands of tubes could line the outside of a cylindrical shaped ship.
with a steady flow of weights being moved and creating a force
in the direction of desired movement.

then the tubes all merge in the center where gravity is zero.

so they can float back.

you could build up a enormous acceleration this way in a short time.

depending on the number of weights you use.
and the force that you apply to move the weights.

Im sure there are thousands of ways to get propulsion from
this same principle.

3/4 inch of dust build up on the moon in 4.527 billion years,LOL and QM is fantasy science.