Perplexed in p2009-09-27 23:18:29

John,

I’m not sure how familiar you are with Ohm’s law, but it is a law of

electricity usually written as V = IR.

V is voltage

I is current

R is resistance.

Current is something that is actually transferred, and in a particular

direction. Or rather, we call the current positive if it is in one

direction, and we call it negative if it is in the other direction.

On the other side of the equation, voltage is not really a transfer,

but it does have a direction and can be positive or negative.

Resistance is always positive.

Of course, a transformed (but still correct) version of Ohm’s law

could be written as -V = -IR.

Would you say that the current is flowing in the opposite direction

within the transformed Ohm’s law? Would you say that this “thought

experiment” proves that Ohm worked for Enron? His current accounting

is obviously fouled up?

John, your reasoning on this “rule-in-the-mirror” thing is totally

screwy. If you would just step back and apply the same reasoning to

some other situations where your emotions are not so involved, you

would see that THIS objection to Hamilton is baseless. Attack Hamilton

on some other front. Stop attacking based on math and logic. If there

is something wrong with Hamilton’s rule, it is not going to be something

simple like screwed up accounting.

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