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Linked from Pharyngula -Frickin’ electricity, how does it work?

"Electricity is a mystery. No one has ever observed it or heard it or felt it..."

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Comment by Jedi Wanderer on December 11, 2011 at 6:40pm

Wow, just wow.

Comment by Jaume on July 2, 2010 at 10:50am
Well, you're paying insurance for things that will probably never happen, don't you? :P
Comment by Dave Rogers on July 2, 2010 at 9:51am
We cannot even say where electricity comes from.

Then why the hell am I paying my electric bill?
Comment by Dan Hoagland on July 2, 2010 at 9:16am
No one has ever felt it?!?
Comment by Dejah Thoris on July 2, 2010 at 8:48am
Stuff like this gives homeschoolers' a bad name. Blech.
Comment by david hartley on July 2, 2010 at 8:00am
So homeschoolers can't explain electricity but they've seen the light. Oh good I'm already sleeping safer in my bed.
Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2010 at 7:33am
Indeed, Myers' comment brings a number of excellent points, perhaps the best of which is our own bodies' use of electricity to maintain life.

I guess what puts me off most of all is the determined and purposeful ignorance reflected in that page. If anything in this world truly frightens me, that does.
Comment by George on July 2, 2010 at 6:59am
PZ Myer's blog commentary is quite good...
Comment by Loren Miller on July 2, 2010 at 6:53am
Get the F*** outta here!!! As a graduate electrical engineer, I am incensed and insulted!

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