cafe latte wrote: ↑
09 Jan 2019 05:20
Spinner45 wrote: ↑
09 Jan 2019 03:48
I count 118 pages of discussion/debate about this topic.
Now, isn't that just a little bit weird?
118 pages about the principals of wire?
Think about it.
Very true the physics of electricity ie current and voltage and conductors is not that complicated and very understood, but some just dont believe it it is honestly crazy that something so understood as electricity that has been studied for so long some still want to make what happens in wire mystical.
Well Chris, some people just are not familier with electricity, its properties, and things like Ohms Law and such.
They just haven't been taught that in school, surely been focused on other curriculums and facets of learning.
For instance, my mother (RIP) never understood that stuff, not a clue about how the light turned off, or on, when she flipped the switch. - nor could she care, as long as my father paid the electic bill.
I could have told her little bug things traveled in those wires making the light "wake up", and flipping the switch opened a little door for the buggies.
These days, the curious ones gravitate to the internet for questions.
And some of those questions are answered by others who likely got "their" information from another educationally limited "guru".
Yeah, we've got hoardes of "self-proclaimed" experts out there, informing hoardes of others with all kinds of BS.
That's a fact, I know it, you know it, others smart enough to know better, do.
But nevertheless, the spillage of misinformation, rumors, and myths, will continue to flood the internet, and there's nothing you or I can do about it.
Our attempts to "straighten out" others regarding the BS will always be fought with beliefs deeply ingrained in others, as well as opinions based on individual preferences.
If someone can insist that they can "hear" a difference between coathanger wire, solid copper Romex, and 16 gauge stranded copper wire, good for them - of course it's in their mind, and they'll type that keyboard into the next millenium to vouch for that deep rooted belief.
So why worry? - as long as you can understand the facts of something, having solid "accurate" backing gleaned from learning "by the book" and not "over the internet" it's all just fine.