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How would the foot powder or pen work?


Something I had thought about the pencil, was to use a pencil, you have to destroy the graphite center, the small pieces getting broken off onto the paper, therefor you wouldn't be able to use the pencil as a regular pencil since it is indestructible, but what about an item that isn't harmed by it's use, but still depletes a resource it contains?

A ballpoint pen just has a reservoir of ink that spills over a small metal ball. Could you theoretically write with it? The foot powder is a can of powder, and the powder just falls out. Could you theoretically use the powder? On top of that, does that make the ink a separate object? The powder is small individual pieces, are they all objects?

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A ballpoint pen just has a reservoir of ink that spills over a small metal ball.



My view on the pen and all liquid items is straight forward. Liquid has a physical bond and surface tension. Physical bonds can't be broken on objects.

The liquid can basically change shape, but no part can actually be "broken" off from the rest of the liquid. A bond is a bond.

I don't know the physics of powders. It seems to me that the fact that powders CLUMP means that there is some kind of bond there. But other than that I'm not sure.

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This issue has been discussed before. Here's a FAQ entry about the details:

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Ah. A little disappointing that it is already spelled out. I was looking forward to a long philosophical discussion on the nature of an entity and what it means to be indestructible versus usable and what have you, but that is very helpful. Thank you.

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Yeah, lol

It´s been long 7 years

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If anything I think we enjoy beating the dead horses of philosophy. Or at least I do.
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thirt33n wrote:

If anything I think we enjoy beating the dead horses of philosophy. Or at least I do.



Indeed

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I came to this forum later than the originals. Certainly there could be new ideas with a new person.

Just because it's been discussed doesn't mean there isn't a new perspective to be found. Chris's explanation of the pen as a single object was that it was bound together at the screw point by some dried ink or gunk and therefore could not be taken apart into smaller pieces.

Before he said that, I didn't even think of that as an option. Some things bare repeating.

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makes sense that the molecular bond could not be broken on an Objects contents.......Soap would not lather.....Shoe Polish could not be even opened due to dried polish.......Lighter would never light because flint could not spark......Pencil would not write......

If there was ice in the Ice Bucket...it would not melt...nor could it be separated from itself or the water in the bucket.....WEIRD !

Objects like that would be difficult to use.



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If there was ice in the Ice Bucket...it would not melt...




That would be a cool episode. Somebody might acquire the ice cube as a novelty. It wouldn't melt, but it would stay perpetually COLD. And putting it into a drink would activate whatever power it might possess.

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