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    How deep is individuality?

    What you propose is purely fiction so without sufficient parameters for us to follow supplied by you then we have no way to hypothetically answer your question. And since those parameters only exist in your mind, only your mind can come up with something that would be acceptable to you. The...
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    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    That's a pretty attractive way to look at it.
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    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    It doesn't help at all because it only answers the question how, and not why. So far every time a person answers, it just proves they don't understand the question. Now here's a post in this thread I like. I give up because at this point in history we just don't have the answers yet.
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    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    Examples are all around us, and I think you're reading far more into it than needed. If you took a text book explaining the right hand rule and changed every place that said "right hand" to "left hand", and every place that said "left hand" to "right hand", it wouldn't work the same. The fact...
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    Illinois, Minnesota

    I don't know about you guys, I still think girls look better in bikinis than parkas.
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    Do we understand electromagnetics?

    Simply because we have theories that can predict the outcomes of electromagnets for an extreme degree, does this really mean that we fully understand it? In my electronics class I learned about the right hand rule. I have no problems with it and I know how to apply it. What bothers me is...
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    Illinois, Minnesota

    I you live in sunny southern California then you have nothing to relate to when it comes to what's cold in Minnesota. I live near Detroit and it's not cold until it gets below 10°, Minnesota often gets below 0°. Snow is warm compared to what you would face there, so if you think ice is cold then...
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    What is the right answer?

    I know what you mean when you say that "community college is not taught to a very high standard". The first year I was working afternoons so I went to school during the day. I was easily the best in the class. My teacher wrote the text book, I think he did that for the royalties. I would point...
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    What is the right answer?

    If I were to use a game to exercise my brain, it would be chess. What they sell only requires a split second attention span. I didn't have the money to attend a good college, but when I went to community college and trade school it was still mostly rote memorization as far as I was concerned...
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    What is the right answer?

    I really have no answer for you, I'd just like to make an observation. I've always felt that the mind is a muscle and you need to exercise it. If you exercise the wrong things then it will be good at the wrong things. One major problem with the way schools teach is that they focus on...
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    Do you rubiks?

    That sounds a little like me, I do it slightly different and I don't care. I do it, full top layer, bottom cross, rearrange the cross orienting the corners to achieve a cross on all sides, then crank the center & spin the top to place the next side edge piece. Besides, learning how to do it...
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    Do you rubiks?

    I haven't been timing myself. If you're talking about the 2x2 then I'll just say that it's under a minute. I find that depending on how messed up it is your times can vary greatly. I feel that achieving the fastest times requires a number of different things all at the same time. You would...
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    Do you rubiks?

    I first figured out the cube back in 1980. I bought it on Monday and had it figured out by Friday even though I was high as a kite the whole time. What I can't figure out is how to read those stupid manuals, simply doing it is a lot easier. It takes me around 3 minutes. I have the Homer...
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    Science or invention, which has contributed most to human comfort?

    At the most primitive level defined by Webster, I hate to say it but the answer would be yes. And then some people have also defined an abacus as a primitive computer. I realize how these things might hurt your ego, just like a professional wrestler watching Animal Planet and hearing them call a...
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    Science or invention, which has contributed most to human comfort?

    Science as defined by Webster's Dictionary Whether an inventor wants to admit it or not, even chipping out the first wheel required "the state of knowing" how to do that. Simply testing to see that a round object will roll fulfills "knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or...
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