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Re: [Amps] "Conventional" current flow |

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Larry Dighera <LDighera@att.net> |

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:38:51 -0800 |

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Jim, With all due respect, it would appear that you may be unaware of the vital role mathematics plays in discovery of our physical universe. There is a remarkably insightful explanation in the Nova episode "The Great Math Mystery" aired March 30, 2016 on PBS: Is math invented by humans, or is it the language of the universe? http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/physics/great-math-mystery.html Video: https://youtu.be/JOtAFiI39_I Program Description: Revisit "The Great Math Mystery," fresh from the archives and just nominated for an Emmy Award. Join NOVA on a mathematical mystery tour?a provocative exploration of math's astonishing power across the centuries. We discover math's signature in the swirl of a nautilus shell, the whirlpool of a galaxy, and the spiral in the center of a sunflower. Math was essential to everything from the first wireless radio transmissions to the prediction and discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars. Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio, along with a colorful cast of mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, follow math from Pythagoras to Einstein and beyond. It all leads to the ultimate riddle: Is math a human invention or the discovery of the language of the universe? "When scientists seek to understand the patterns of our world, they often turn to a powerful tool: mathematics. They quantify their observations and use mathematical techniques to examine them, hoping to discover the underlying causes of nature's rhythms and regularities. And it's worked, revealing the secrets behind the elliptical orbits of the planets to the electromagnetic waves that connect our cell phones. Mathematics has even guided the way, leading us right down to the sub-atomic building blocks of matter, which raises the question, ?Why does it work at all? Is there an inherent mathematical nature to reality? Or is mathematics all in our heads?? Religious practitioners have a vested interest in protecting their dogma; take the Catholic church's behavior toward mathematician Galileo's 15th century discovery of Jupiter's moons, and how mathematics revealed the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around, as the church had contended for centuries. The religious leaders nearly executed Galileo for publishing what mathematics had revealed. It took four hundred years for the church to finally admit its error. Likewise, "Intelligent Design" and creationism run country to the empirical proofs grounded in mathematics. I wonder how long it will take before they admit their bias ... Best regards, Larry -- Irrational acts are ultimately founded on irrational beliefs. -- Larry Dighera, LDighera@att.net On Sat, 19 Nov 2016 19:26:27 +0000, Bill Turner <dezrat@outlook.com> wrote: > |

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