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BecauseBecauseButBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseFor exampleBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseBecauseWater is wet.1.31.1DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:1. Define the concept of “wetness”. Will you stick to the dictionary definition of beingcovered or soaked with water (or another liquid), or another scientific definitionthat describes wetness as the feeling we get when we touch things we have learnedare wet?2. Both sides have a line of argument that uses the first definition above, but theydisagree about whether water can be covered or be soaked by other water. Whichside makes more sense to you, and why?3. The “water is not wet” side claims that something could only be "wet" if it couldalso be "dry." How persuasive is this claim, and why?4. Try to find someone who disagrees with you about this topic, and see if you candiscover exactly why you disagree. What it would take for one of you to changeyour mind?Water is not wet.1.4"Wetness" is whensomething is coveredor soaked with wateror another liquid.2.9For example, pouringwater onto a solidsurface, such as atable, would cover itin water, thereforewetting it3.5Water cannot becomesoaked or coveredwith water or anotherliquid2.10If you add water towater, you only get alarger amount ofwater; not "watersoaked with water" or"water covered withwater"3.6Something cannot be"wet" unless it canalso become dry ordried2.11Water cannot becomedry; it only evaporates2.12Water existing byitself (i.e. in a vacuum)could not be said tobe wet2.13Water existing byitself (i.e. in a vacuum)still has surfacetension3.7When the surfacetension of waterremains intact, it isunable to wetanything else3.8When sayingsomething is wet, thisusually refers toliquid sticking to thesurface of some ofother material due tothe liquid's propertyof adhesion2.14Water cannot adhereto itself2.15The property thatmakes waterattractive to itself iscalled cohesion,which is differentfrom adhesion3.9BACKGROUND:The most "polarizing" question of all! Users on Twitter,Youtube, and Reddit have been bitterly divided on this topicever since it gained significant traction back in 2017. Manydifferent sources claim to have the final answer to the eternalconundrum, but what is the best reasoning presented by eachside?1.2Water is able to wetall kinds of objectsand solid surfaces,such as stone andwood2.1Water must be wet inorder for it to wetanother object orsurface2.2In order to modify aparticular item orsubstance in a certainway, the modifier mustpossess the neededqualities3.1Microwaves are not"hot" but they canmake water hot4.1"Wetness" is whensomething is coveredor soaked with wateror another liquid2.3In drops of water,water molecules arecovered andsurrounded by eachother2.4Water clings to itselfdue to the property ofcohesion3.2"Wetness" may referto being in a liquidform or state2.5Water is, generally, aliquid2.6Water is always in aliquid state at roomtemperature3.3If H2O is in a solidstate, we call it "ice;" ifit is in a gaseousstate, we call it "watervapor"3.4"Wetness" may referto the sensation thattouching a substancecauses in humansensory receptors,due to a combinationof temperature,pressure and the wayit moves2.7The sensation ofwetness is felt whenone touches water2.8

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