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Is Water Wet or Dry? The Surprising Answer To A 3,000-Year-Old Question


The most exciting question is whether the water is wet or dry?? Today we are going to discuss the particular question whether the water is wet or dry.



Is water wet or dry??
Is water wet or dry?? 



Is water wet or dry?

We will discuss this fascinating question because the answer, that we have about it, is essential to understand many other questions that we must ask. Many of the problems that we must solve are caused by the same underlying problem - that of the existence of water, or at least the idea of water. Now we can solve these problems by the simple observation that water is not a solid. Therefore, the same does not apply to the question whether water is wet or dry. When we look at this simple and familiar problem, it appears to be paradoxical. Therefore, the solution to this problem must be so simple that it can be found by a child. This is why the question of the existence of water is regarded as the most important problem in the world. How Do You Measure The Quantity Of Water?


Is water wet?

People of the time used to answer this question by writing and drawing pictures of different things that can be made out of water and presenting them as the answer. Is water wet or dry? They used to draw little fishes, frogs, crows and many other kinds of things that were made out of water to answer this question. The problem was asked by a Greek philosopher named Aeschines in three different ways. Aeschines believed that water is neither wet nor dry, it has something in between and that something is "liquid water". Aeschines also referred to these three things as "chrysolite" (liquid water), "hydrides" (solid water) and "hydraulic fluid" (liquid water). Aeschines had never seen water. All he knew was that it is liquid water.


Is water dry?

The answer to the question is almost intuitive. The water would either be liquid or gas. The problem is: Water is usually neither liquid nor gas. We often assume that water is both liquid and gas. For example: “I just put a glass of water in the fridge. You will need it in a few hours.” “I’m in a dry place and I want to drink water from the tap.” “When I say to my kids ‘I’ll be right back’, I really mean 10 minutes, not an hour.” “It’s not freezing cold when I wash up with hot water, but it feels cold.” The reason for this is that, we are not aware that water is non-measurable. We think that if water is liquid, it is measurable, and if water is gas, it is not measurable. But, that is not true.


Is water a liquid or a solid?

The answer to this question is a bit tricky. It is impossible to define how one molecule of water appears like a piece of ice or another piece of ice. A big problem with studying water molecules is that you have to examine them very closely. If you are looking at the water molecules more closely than 0.1 nanometre (billionth of a metre) then you can never see the solvents. If you could, then you would see that there are many more water molecules in a glass of ice compared to a glass of water. Even if you could identify the chemicals present in the ice, it wouldn’t really tell you anything about the physical properties of water. Now imagine if we take the same amount of water and pour it into a glass of warm alcohol.


Conclusion

The two theories are not necessarily contradictory. The first is called a probabilistic theory, because the amount of water actually available to an individual depends on many factors, some of which are known to be very small or unmeasurable, such as the humidity of the air, time of year, amount of snow cover and various climatic and geographical factors. The second is called a deterministic theory, because the water is always available in the same quantity. The paper above reviews the explanations of the first explanation, and examines the problems with it. The second explanation discusses the problems with the deterministic explanation. So, in order to derive the result that is in the paper, we will need to evaluate the two theories separately.