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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #54)

Wed Mar 7, 2012, 09:19 PM

57. And your explanation for that is....?


What phenomenon, in your mind, accounts for this alleged molten steel?

But before you get to that, let's define terms. Here are two pictures of "molten metal":

1.


2.


Picture 1 is a picture of a sample of metal which has been molten, and picture 2 is a picture of a sample of metal which is in a liquid state.

When you use the term "molten metal", which sense of that phrase do you normally use? Have you considered the fact that the phrase does not unambiguously refer to metal which is in a liquid state? If you have never considered that ambiguity, can you tell me how you resolve it when you hear someone else use the term "molten metal".

Secondly, would you explain, in relation to any purported observation of "molten steel", what method was used to determine that the material in question was (a) metal, and (b) not only metal, but steel in particular?

Once we've gotten those definitional issues out of the way, I'll be happy to discuss metal, melting, and molten metal solutions, since that is something that I did spend years studying.

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