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Snowflake uniqueness
« on: 08/12/2005 13:09:19 »
How do we know that no 2 snowflakes are identical? Is there a law governing their creation which precludes it? How do we know that a snowflake falling in Scotland this winter is not identical to 1 that fell in Tibet 1000 years ago?


 

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Re: Snowflake uniqueness
« Reply #1 on: 08/12/2005 23:48:05 »
We dont KNOW that no two snowflakes, fingerprints, genetic fingerprints etc are identical.  If you can make one you must be able to make another.  It is just extremely improbable that they are identical.

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Re: Snowflake uniqueness
« Reply #2 on: 10/12/2005 22:18:24 »
As a firm believer in empirical study I scraped all the snow-stuff out of my freezer and chucked it out of my top window.. I am positive I saw two bits that were identical ! QED.

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