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#26 2013-07-05 16:10:54

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Re: Ascent of Sap

As far as I can understand it there is a pressure difference in the tube. Energy flows from a position of high potential to a lower one. Pressure is the same way. The sap is forced up the tube because the pressure is greater at the base.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#27 2013-07-05 16:15:51

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Re: Ascent of Sap

May I ask you a personal question?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
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#28 2013-07-05 16:17:59

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Re: Ascent of Sap

You sure can. Just make it a good one.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#29 2013-07-05 16:44:10

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Re: Ascent of Sap

Are you really satisfied with the generally accepted theory behind the Ascent of Sap?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#30 2013-07-05 16:47:00

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Re: Ascent of Sap

I do not find any bit of modern science convincing. That is why I do math and only computational math.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#31 2013-07-05 17:46:28

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Re: Ascent of Sap

I do not find any bit of modern science convincing.

why is it so..?


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#32 2013-07-05 19:59:36

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Re: Ascent of Sap

If you read the other posts you will see one reason.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#33 2013-07-06 01:21:12

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Re: Ascent of Sap

Was chemistry your first love?


'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'
'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'
'Humanity is still kept intact. It remains within.' -Alokananda

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#34 2013-07-06 01:38:02

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Re: Ascent of Sap

Yes and microbiology. Fortunately I was very fickle.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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