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Re: [Phys-l] Nurture vs Nature (Was:Student engagement)

Is this a conspiracy by the electric companies?


On 2009, Dec 09, , at 05:22, LaMontagne, Bob wrote:

One can't blame the Amish for the space heaters. If you read the ads carefully, the Amish only make the hand crafted mantels that hold the heaters. Besides, the heaters are given away free - one only pays for the mantel - how can you argue with a deal like that?


Bob at PC

Physics - Fair and Balanced

From: [] On Behalf Of Hugh Haskell []
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2009 11:55 PM
To: Forum for Physics Educators
Subject: Re: [Phys-l] Nurture vs Nature (Was:Student engagement)

At 15:51 -0600 12/08/2009, John Clement wrote:

What about physicists and chemists. We invented much more efficient killing
machines. Biologists are not far behind. About the only people you can not
blame for modern society's ills are the Amish.

Except for those bloody space heaters that purportedly produce 50%
more heat energy than the electricity they consume. If the money
spent on ads for those infernal devices was available to the federal
government we could cut our deficit to zero :-). I'm all for jobs for
the Amish, but I think we have to draw the line at repeal of the
First law of Thermodynamics.


Hugh Haskell

So-called "global warming" is just a secret ploy by wacko
tree-huggers to make America energy independent, clean our air and
water, improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, kick-start
21st-century industries, and make our cities safer. Don't let them
get away with it!!

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