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nwr
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Message 19 of 28 (352905)
09-28-2006 4:29 PM
Reply to: Message 18 by 2ice_baked_taters
09-28-2006 3:28 PM


We do know
Okay, I can agree that you don't know. But that's because you are a mysterian. You like to make a mystery out of everything. Thus you are using "know" in your own mystical sense.
For the rest of us, cavediver is right. With the ordinary meaning of "know", as used by scientists, we know magnetism very well.

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Message 24 of 28 (353138)
09-29-2006 1:51 PM
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09-29-2006 12:42 PM


Re: We do know
We know many things about the phenomenon of magnetism but do not know what it is.
We have excellent answers to the question of what magnetism is physically. Pick up any physics book on electricity and magnetism.
What we don't have, is a metaphysical answer to what magnetism is. And you are talking about metaphysical answers. That's your commitment to mysticism, which you claimed (in Message 20 to not have).
Metaphysics is that field of study which attempts to answer such questions as:
  • How many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
    There is no reason for us to care about metaphysical answers for anything.

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