It doesn't "create" heat in the sense of violating energy conservation.
However it does convert latent heat that doesn't affect a thermometer to
sensible heat that does.
Just think of it as evaporative cooling in reverse. Condensive heating, if
you like. Multiple joules of sensible heat appear compared to the joules
of energy used to run the machinery.
No. Water vapor is not heat. A dehumidifier produces more watt-hours of
sensible heat than the watt-hours of electricity consumed, the difference
being the heat of vaporization of the water vapor condensed.
The sensible heat was no more "in the space" than if you had used fuel or a
battery to create heat from stored energy.
This is likely over your head, as it is a matter of thermodynamics that
takes years of study, and which very few people are qualified to
* This is likely over your head, as it is a matter of
* thermodynamics that takes years of study, and which
* very few people are qualified to understand.
Just listen to yourself.
There are many idiots on the planet.
However, you're not THAT smart, and others are
not THAT stupid.
The sad part is, it probably doesn't even phase the
people who know you one bit.
In some ways, I agree. On certain technical topics, there is THAT much
of a gulf between wisdom and folly.
The modern egalitarian culture is that IQ doesn't really matter, because
not all have it equally. Smart guys who know calculus, physics,
chemistry, etc., on a sophisticated level are just nerds who have no
social capacity. This notion is supported by the recent explosion of
unintelligent people who acquire a little arcane knowledge about this or
that latest computer gadget, and impress people as somehow smart, like
children with video games that baffle adults.
And supported by the fallacies of public education, which hold that we
are all created equally intelligent (for some mushy definition of
"intelligent") and that the average child can learn math and science.
Since the average person does well to even approach algebra, much less
calculus, "math and science" must therefore be defined down to trivial
concepts with no practical use in genuine engineering and real-world
problems, like looking at gee-whiz stuff in "science" museums. If we
can't disprove the bell curve, then we'll say the bell curve doesn't
So if you're gonna run down those on the upper tail of the bell curve,
then just make fun of their pocket protectors or whatever, not their
genuine contributions that make your modern life possible.
OK, so are you going to attempt to dazzle us with brilliance?? or baffle us
with more BS??
How about telling us what you have done toward genuine contributions that
make modern life possible.
Have you participated in scientific expeditions that benifited the world at
large?? or helped develop something that is benificial to mankind?? or
developed techniques to help clean up environmental disasters??
Well??? have you??
David, please don't take my comment the wrong way.I certainly didn't intend
it as a "personal attack" upon RJK.
I am merely curious about his contribution to the betterment of our lives.I
will be the first to bow in respect if he has done more than prolong the art
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