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  •  Read my answer to the above comment (0+ / 0-)

    He says "all" systems, not "closed" systems, and that's just plain wrong.

    Bitte sag mir wer das Märchen vom Erwachsen sein erfand

    by badger on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 03:51:21 PM PST

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    •  All systems are open. (0+ / 0-)

      In thermodynamics we create virtual closed and isolated systems.  They can not really exist except as approximations.

      An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

      by don mikulecky on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 04:13:12 PM PST

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      •  Then you're agreeing with what's being said (0+ / 0-)

        in this thread? Because the quote from Sagan begins with a statement that's only true about closed systems. If they no longer exist, he's writing gibberish.

        Bitte sag mir wer das Märchen vom Erwachsen sein erfand

        by badger on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 04:29:06 PM PST

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        •  If it is taken out of context and then (0+ / 0-)

          distorted anything can be called gibberish.  You have your straw man.  Try dealing with Sagan's position next time.

          An idea is not responsible for who happens to be carrying it at the moment. It stands or falls on its own merits.

          by don mikulecky on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 04:34:36 PM PST

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