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Is water wet

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Started: 1/5/2018 Category: Science
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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socialstudiesluver

Con

No, water is not wet. this is because water is a liquid, but it is not wet. Wetness is is a description of our experience of water. What happens to us when we come into contact in such a way that is imminence's on our state of being. We, or our possessions "get wet".
This is why I say that water is not wet. I hope you guys agree with me too, that water is not wet. here is the science about it. Water is made from H2O.
https://www.google.com...
when saying the definition of wet water is a factor in becoming wet, but it is not wet by itself, because when you are wet, you are "covered or soaked with a liquid such as water", and water is water itself, therefore it is not wet. Water is water, when water touches something that is not water, the thing that the water touches becomes wet.
Masterful

Pro




If water is not wet then water must be dry.
If water is dry then why does water make things wet?

Humidifier machines use water to add humidification to a low humidity room (a dry room) this is possible because water is moist (wet) If water was dry, then water could not prevent rooms from being dry, thus water is wet.


The whole misconception of water being "non-wet" is due to the definition of wet being a terribly written definition and in need of an update. Don't base your arguments on definitions, base them on logic.


Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by KostasT.1526 3 months ago
KostasT.1526
@Masterful
Something is wet when water is present and "attached" to it. A sole water molecule - H2O - cannot be wet, for there is no more water to make it wet. When, though, there are two or more water molecules together, the make each other wet, thus water, referring to an accumulation of water molecules, is wet.
However, your reasoning cannot be considered valid, as it cannot be applied to all similar cases. For example, a new tax may not be "poor", but it certainly makes me poor; electromagnetic radiation is not "red", but it can make our brain create a red simulation of its wavelength when perceived; toys are not "happy", and yet they make little children happy. In the same way, water making things wet and heat making things hot does not imply that water is wet and heat is hot. That would be absurd, even philosophically.
Posted by Masterful 3 months ago
Masterful
The wet paint argument proves that liquids can be defined as wet within the English language, it's in the name "Wet Paint"
Posted by Masterful 3 months ago
Masterful
If water is not wet then water MUST be dry.
If water is dry then how come water makes things wet?
BOOM!
Posted by Masterful 3 months ago
Masterful
When we put our hands under a tap we feel the wet, much in the same way if we were to put our hands into a fire we'd feel the heat.

Something has to be hot to make other things hot.
Something has to be cold to make other things cold.
Something has to be dry to make other things dry.
Something has to be wet to make other things wet.
Posted by Vongalaxy 3 months ago
Vongalaxy
I don't see how anyone can argue against this. Water is obviously different from wet.
Posted by MagicAintReal 3 months ago
MagicAintReal
Is heat hot?
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Vote Placed by Ramshutu 3 months ago
Ramshutu
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Reasons for voting decision: The arguments boil down to "it's not water that's wet, that's just what we feel to", if water is not wet, it must be dry, so how can it make things wet. Neither are the best arguments. But pros argument was most self consistent and most logical.