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Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?

 
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
In the Bible story, why does Jesus die at 33?
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Code in the matrix.
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Interesting you mention The Matrix.

Did the Wachowski brothers (sisters) not do the same thing?... Transition to another “form” while retaining their essence?
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
Hint: Mr. Fahrenheit was a Freemason.
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Don't think your hint has much relevance.

My guess is this: he decided that 0° should be about as cold as things get in January, and 100° should be about as hot as things get in July. Those were the two milestones around which he scaled the range.

On the other hand, Mr. Celsius chose two important qualities involving water to define his range.
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Actually, Mr. Celsius’ scale makes perfect sense — 0 being the point between liquid water and solid water, with anything solid delineated by a minus sign, and liquid being positive.

So why is the Fahrenheit system in use? And isn’t it interesting that the one country that stubbornly retains the Fahrenheit system and refuses to convert to Celsius with the rest of the world, is a country founded on Masonic principles by men, many of whom were highly regarded Freemasons. Surely a coincidence.

P.S. The hint I gave is the only relevance.

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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
It changes state from solid to liquid or liquid to solid because it has either lost or gained enough latent heat energy (144 btu) to do so.
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
You know how you can look at something or stare off into the distance, and you can — purposefully or not — lose focus? Some might call it “unable to see the forest for the trees”.

Sometimes you can see more that way than if you focus in too literally.

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You know how you can look at something or stare off into the distance, and you can — purposefully or not — lose focus? Some might call it “unable to see the forest for the trees”.

Sometimes you can see more that way than if you focus in too literally.
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Some might call that "losing touch with reality". It happens when you lose too much focus and spend too much time trying to see things that aren't there.
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You know how you can look at something or stare off into the distance, and you can — purposefully or not — lose focus? Some might call it “unable to see the forest for the trees”.

Sometimes you can see more that way than if you focus in too literally.
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Some might call that "losing touch with reality". It happens when you lose too much focus and spend too much time trying to see things that aren't there.
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I’ll take your word for it.
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In the Bible story, why does Jesus die at 33?
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And then He evaporates into the air...
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
In the Bible story, why does Jesus die at 33?
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And then He evaporates into the air...
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Abracadabra!
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
You know how you can look at something or stare off into the distance, and you can — purposefully or not — lose focus? Some might call it “unable to see the forest for the trees”.

Sometimes you can see more that way than if you focus in too literally.
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Some might call that "losing touch with reality". It happens when you lose too much focus and spend too much time trying to see things that aren't there.
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I’ll take your word for it.
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I already took your word. SOME PEOPLE might call it that.
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
You know how you can look at something or stare off into the distance, and you can — purposefully or not — lose focus? Some might call it “unable to see the forest for the trees”.

Sometimes you can see more that way than if you focus in too literally.
 Quoting: THNKuCLLR


Some might call that "losing touch with reality". It happens when you lose too much focus and spend too much time trying to see things that aren't there.
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I’ll take your word for it.
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I already took your word. SOME PEOPLE might call it that.
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The Word is lost.
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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
Thank you for contributing to and/or reading the thread.

Please feel free to comment further. I’ve got to step away for a bit.

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Re: Why did Mr. Fahrenheit Choose 33 as the Number at Which Water (H2O) Transmutes?
I believe the proper terminology is a phase change not transmutation.

But yes, a very interesting question as to how 32F was picked at which when water freezes and not like 0C was chosen.

Yes, Pressure at sea level is the condition in which the phase change occurs.

The water used to recreate the observation should be pure with no contaminants such as distilled water. Having contaminants can lower the freeze point such as salts in the water.

But why 32 as the number? And not 42, 87, 56, 100, or 0?

Very interesting question.
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