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As most people said already here, physics advances comes with the creations of narratives and concepts that explain a particular behavior (which allows for more narratives and more beahvior to be uncovered with mroe experiments that cen be better understood with theprevious narratives and symbols).

So why oh why did physicist chose the terms positive and negative instead of good and evil directly or black and white for the two complementary elements you need in the lectromagnetic force?

I have not the foggiest idea. My suggestion is that you make a feeling map. Some thing like.. now posstive and negative are not clear cut things. Sometimes positive stuff gives bad results, sometimes negative stuff produces good results in the log term. So basically you can construct a history for each of the different possible chemichal reactions.

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I therefore claim to show, not how men think in myths, but how myths operate in men's minds without their being aware of the fact. Levi-Strauss, Claude

by kcurie on Sun Mar 23rd, 2008 at 08:42:57 AM EST

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