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|Joe has now filled page after page of his claim that water (by which he means only the liquid phase) obeys gravity because it flows downhill. He uses this effect to claim that a single water molecule is different and “doesn’t obey gravity”. There are so many things wrong with his argument that we could go on laughing forever. |
But here’s one more hilarious dimension to that claim that is wrong. Joe claim that water flows downhill and thus obeys gravity. He has, however, forgotten fog. Fog is a colloid. It is made up of small drops of liquid water (what Joe insists is the only thing properly called water). The drops are small enough that they will not settle out of the air when left standing. They are water (by Joe’s quixotic definition) that doesn’t flow downhill. Thus, by Joe’s definition, not all water obeys gravity, and that behavior cannot be used to distinguish liquid water from a single molecule. QED
Keep humping that strawman, you desperate coward.
What is the surface tension of fog? And why fog and not just any cloud?
Joe, learn what a strawman is. Hint: it isn’t using facts and logic to tear your claims into teeny tiny little bits that float in the air.
I didn’t bring up clouds because you would have tried to claim they also contain ice crystals, and that would wind you up on your stupid definition of water again. But you can’t weasel out of fog being water.
The surface tension could be determined for each drop, but it depends on lots of things, and what it is isn’t really relevant to you being dead wrong about flowing downhill as a way to distinguish liquid water from a single molecule. Attempted evasion duly noted, though.
I do not miss surface tension, either calculating it or measuring it. Back when the physics research I did involved using a goniometer to measure the angle a water droplet made on the polymer surfaces I was spin-casting, which let you use the Young-Dupree equation to figure out roughly what the surface free energy was, I was doing some background reading and I came across the classic Chowdhury & Whitesides paper "How to Make Water Run Uphill". Amusing little paper.
I've got a publication in Langmuir or Macromolecules or one of those journals from that stuff, but I left that lab within a year for a biophysics lab which was more interesting.
Yabbut Joe still noes more'n you.
"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory
"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night." Joe G