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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.
Steve, maybe you know why NASA doesn't use molecules which disobey the law of gravity in the space program. Joe wouldn't answer.
Joe probably thinks that "goniometer" is the name for that thing he uses to measure his harbles.
My father told me that he and his classmates in the physical therapy program called them gonadometers. He was nice enough to score me a whole pile of them at conventions to use while teaching vectors.
Joe could use one of those on his alter ego Sharon to see if he grows a new pair every time he takes off his skirt.
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