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4. ## dimreepr

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## Help me to recover mercury.

For the love of god, at least put some gloves on! I would hazard that your mercury (assuming you mean you added elemental mercury?) has reacted, not dissolved, which might also explain the brown gas you have forming there (which is toxic, by the way). Please do not do things like this if you do not know what you are doing, and do not have access to appropriate safety controls. A reaction like this should ideally be performed in a fume hood, and you should not be working with it without full PPE. Mercury is quite toxic, and nitric acid isn’t super friendly either. If you don’t have a good reason to need it, I would strongly recommend not working with it.
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## What made you stop believing in God?

Adding to my above comment, there was no specific time line, more just a gradual realization, as one gains life experiences and general knowledge, much as a child gradually doubts the beliefs in Santa Claus and the Easter bunny.
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## What made you stop believing in God?

For some reason, I find this truly remarkable. What I learned on the SFN, and what surprised me, is that most atheists are former believers. I, however, never had that 'privilege' - I am what I call a 'native atheist'. One consequence of never being in a position to abandon a religion is, I guess, that if someone is to ask me why I am an atheist, I would not be very good in giving a rational explanation. I think I would go with an argument of sense and beauty: I just feel, deeply inside, that any idea of God is just too odd, too awkward. Where should I put him? Wherever I tried to put him, he just did not fit.
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## Weird tingling/electrified feeling when relaxing

I mean that it works for them, that they can say they are feeling healthier or what ever. Not that spiritual energy is flowing through their body. That's unfounded and is just one of many ways you could substanciate what's happening to somebody who is practicing tai chi. Personally I think it has much more to do with how we feel in general. The mind and conciousness can have a great effect on the own state and mental health. Tai chi is most likely working in a similar way like placebo medicine or homeopathy. I think that humans can "trick" themselves into believing things so that their own mind can have a real and measurable effect on their body. I suggest watching an episode of Michael Stevens (Vsauce) Mind Field Series about it, called "The Power of Suggestion" (Season 2, Episode 6).
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## Weird tingling/electrified feeling when relaxing

Leave it. It is a good "honey pot" to stop them all starting a new thread! It is just a shame that the forum doesn't let you ignore threads like you can ignore users.
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## Ridiculousness of requiring equations for the Speculations section

When my name becomes synonymous with the discovery of; Mass turning to waves when disconnected from spacetime (QM floats above the fabric of spacetime), I'll use my celebrity to change some things around here.
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## NASA administrator resigns (split from 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission:)

Seriously, beecee, another Poor attempt at a 'Strawman' ?
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