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Old 07/10/2006, 08:59 PM
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Default Re: Something to get off my chest

practically? A farmer isn't going to talk about matter and particles. A farmer is going to count CHICKENS. A farmer doesn't think or care much about the term matter and neither do most people. How about unopened cans of beer? I never drink old flat opened cans, so I only count the unopened ones. So I have, lets say, 9 cans in my fridge. We aren't counting how much matter there is- we assume the difference is negligible. we count how many unopened cans we see. That's practical thinking.

EDIT: a chicken isn't a particle? I don't know about that. Depends upon the frame of reference and universe of discourse- if you want to get logical about it.
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