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Re: The glass is...

by wolfger (Deacon)
on Jun 12, 2007 at 13:51 UTC ( #620723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The glass is...

The glass is always full. The tricky part is figuring out what it's full of.

The running joke about the professor filling the glass with rocks, then again with pebbles, then again with sand, then again with beer, always asking if the glass is full, and always the students say yes.... The fictitious(?) professor ignores the fact that the glass *is* always full, and that he's always displacing something (air) with something else to "fill" the glass.
Of course, the student response that "there's always room for beer" works too :-)

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Re^2: The glass is...
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on Jun 12, 2007 at 14:19 UTC
    wolfger,
    The argument could be made that the glass is always empty too. Or at least, so close to empty no one cares. I am of course talking about the nature of atoms and how much of the building blocks of matter are empty. You can't make the argument that the empty part is filled with air.

    Cheers - L~R

      You can't make the argument that the empty part is filled with air.

      Not with air, but how 'bout the quanta of the interaction holding electrons and nuclei tied up? But seriously, how could we get here, when everything seemd to have started from the idea of a good glass of beer, or wine? Now, where's my pint of Slalom Strong?!?

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