Re: Air, Fire, Earth, and Water

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Tue Feb 27 2001 - 23:29:46 MST

On Tuesday, February 27, 2001 10:11 AM Anders Sandberg
> The classical four elements fit well with the states of matter:
> earth=solid, water=liquid, air=gas, fire=plasma. But now we have many
> more states than four: Einstein-Bose condensates, superfluids,
> degenerate matter, nuclear matter, quark matter and whatnot. Can we
> come up with equally poetic symbols for them, or are they by their
> nature outside the realm of everyday experience (until everyday life
> starts involving neutronium toolkits?).


Daniel Ust

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