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Old 04-19-2009, 01:48 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BillWhedon View Post

On another but related line, I have never (read "NEVER") seen a rare-earth magnet become demagnetized by proximity to another, nor by any phenomenon short of being exposed to high temperatures. That, in and of itself, is to me sufficient to cling to my "quantum" concept until someone finds a proof one way or the other. I'm not married to the idea, but I do believe that so far, it's the best bride in the church!

Could you make the argument that a massive amount of energy went into making the rare-earth magnet (plate tectonics), and that you are just making use of it?


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