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Old 05-08-12   #1
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http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/2010/ga...er-volume.html

looks much more valuable seeing it like this huh?
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I saw that earlier...makes me thirsty
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What's amazing is how that little drop of water cycles itself over and over and over...
Ain't natural cycles wonderful!
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interesting how something can take on various degrees of importance depending on how the issue is presented.
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http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/2010/ga...er-volume.html

looks much more valuable seeing it like this huh?
Valuable in what sense?

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What's amazing is how that little drop of water cycles itself over and over and over...
Ain't natural cycles wonderful!
Yes. The hydrological cycle is a superb example of natural recycling.

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interesting how something can take on various degrees of importance depending on how the issue is presented.
In Britain at the moment we are having a serious problem managing our water resulting in floods in drought areas of the country!
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Valuable in what sense?
it always entertains me when people forget that were animals, if you dont know why water is valuable then you need to do without more
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it always entertains me when people forget that were animals, if you dont know why water is valuable then you need to do without more
Asking a question is not symptomatic of ignorance, amongst other motivations you could include a desire for clarity.

Value can be assessed in many different ways, in monetary terms, in sustenance, in aesthetics, etc.
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Actually, making all the water into a sphere doesn't make it seem any more valuable to me. It's just a different representation.

What showed me how valuable water is was about fifteen years ago, when I went out to Nepal. My official task was to install a new software set for a[n] hospital. My biggest real contribution, though, was to buy reliable western hose-pipe, available only for sterling, rather than Chinese hose that lasted only a few weeks but was available for local currency. It was a water supply for the operating theatre, fed from a stand pipe. Until I went there the water had been fetched in buckets.

A civil engineer friend with whom I was gigging last night spent several years on a prestige development in what is now South Sudan. He's said that apart from the birth of his daughter, the most moving moment of his life was when they 'borrowed' a whole load of kit over a weekend and drilled a well for a local village. The look on their faces when the water started to flow... he says.

That's what makes water valuable, not a clever graphic, funky though it is.

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Asking a question is not symptomatic of ignorance, amongst other motivations you could include a desire for clarity.

Value can be assessed in many different ways, in monetary terms, in sustenance, in aesthetics, etc.
i didnt call you ignorant, i was more inferring that the importance of water can in it of itself be clarified through the lack of having it.
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