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In all of these cases laws do not cease to function.

Rather there are effects that for practical purposes we can safely ignore in certain cases because they are totally insignificant. But they still exist.

There is a big difference between saying, say, "an architect can safely ignore the curvature of the earth because any effects thereof will be well within the margin of error relevant to the construction business", and say, "all architects are flat-earthers, and so she everybody else be who isn't a pilot or a navigator".
I didn't say that they cease to function - I said they are not independent of scale.

For example in the case of the strong nuclear force, it's not that outside of a certain range it is very small and negligible, it is literally bound to that range and outside it is zero.
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