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You've never seen me debate anybody. On anything. Ever. My investment of time, as an educator, in my judgment, is best served teaching people how to think about the world around them. Teach them how to pose a question. How to judge whether one thing is true versus another. Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Arizona State University SES 194 Energy in Everyday Life Frank Timmes [email protected] yea, ok, but what IS energy?
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Currently there is no good answer to this question.
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We’ve given operational definitions of energy, what laws govern energy, and how energy transitions from one form to another. Energy is the fundamental concept, and for this reason, we currently can't say what energy it is in terms of something more fundamental.
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The situation is reminiscent of gravity. When Issac Newton invented “gravity” he gave an operational
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