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Macadian Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-06-06 12:53 PM
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130. Backyard science is fine and dandy....
...for gaining an understanding and an appreciation for how scientists and engineers work.

It is not that useful for trying to prove or disprove a very large scale complex problem.

There are several problems with Spooked's experiment that have already been pointed out here. (type of metal, level of heat, invalid construction assumptions, etc.)

I have a real problem with non-technical people making hugely incorrect assumptions and thinking that they are actually proving something.

Sort of like the non-technical creationists who dump a pale of water on a pile of sand, point to a shape that looks like a miniature grand canyon and claim this proves that the world was flooded for Noah.

This 'experiment' has about the same validity.
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