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Old 11-18-2012, 08:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Bones View Post
Actually true under certain conditions, it's called the Mpemba effect.
If you allow "Under certain conditions", then for instance: Hot water freezes faster than cold water if you put the hot water in a freezer and keep the cold water on the table. True but so what? If you make the statement with no conditions then it's assumed to be under default conditions.

The reason I'm arguing this is because "under certain conditions" gets dropped with repetition and pretty soon people think hot water freezes faster than cold water as a matter of course. It becomes one of those things that "everyone knows" that isn't true.

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