Re: Media and Violence

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    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Richard Brodie" <>
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    Subject: RE: Media and Violence

    > <<Nature is `red in tooth and claw'. Humans are part of nature, therefore
    > humans
    > are `red in tooth and claw' too.>>
    > Water is wet. Oxygen is part of water, therefore oxygen is wet too.

    Wetness is an emergent property of water, i.e. macroscopic clusters of H2O
    molecules. Although oxygen is chemically part of H2O upon extraction from
    water it assumes a gaseous state under normal conditions
    (room temperature, 1 atm pressure etc.).
    Since `wetness' can only be an emergent property of material in a liquid
    state (or dampy state at least) it cannot
    be an emergent property of oxygen which is a gas.


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