How do we find the ''best'' explanation?

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  1. river

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    Halton Arp , discovered that Red Shifts where not about distance of a galaxy but age . The younger the Quasar the higher the red shift .

    Hannes Alfven , studied the Aurora , and gave the theory of plasma currents in the Universe . Birkland currents
     
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  3. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Interesting.
    If I understand it, distance can be equated to age. Red shift occurs from either perspective.
    Else the term "light-year" (distance) would be meaningless, no?

    Hannes Alfven , studied the Aurora , and gave the theory of plasma currents in the Universe . Birkland currents[/QUOTE] Wow! He formulated a solution to cosmic plasma currents?
    From what reference point?

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    https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear...ction-to-plasma-physics-i-fall-2003/index.htm

    The field is being studied still, no?

    Do you mean he didn't get rich from his work? Most scientists don't, unless they come up with a unique but testable perspective of commercial value.
    Einstein never received the Nobel prize for E = Mc^2

     
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  5. river

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    Wow! He formulated a solution to cosmic plasma currents?
    From what reference point?

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    https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/nuclear...ction-to-plasma-physics-i-fall-2003/index.htm[/QUOTE]

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannes_Alfvén#Research
     
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  7. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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  9. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Shall do. You have peaked my interest.....

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  10. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Piqued?
     
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  11. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Poked?

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  12. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Lol, yes if you want to be French about it.
    But yes;
    It can also be misunderstood.
    Reminds me of a person in a restaurant "gar-con, gar-con, I am really getting pick-ed by the slow service....and this fill-ett mig-non is raw, plus my horse-deoover is limp"

    I used it in the context: Peaking; rising to a pinnacle. I'm trying to keep it simple.
     
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  13. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    It's still bad English. "Peaked" or "peaking", in the sense you claim you were using it, is not a transitive verb. You do not peak something. Something peaks. Period.
     
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  14. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    "
    Yes, my interest peaked after River's urging; "Investigate deeper into his research
     
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  15. Speakpigeon Registered Senior Member

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    Lol, it's also clearly not what you meant. "Peaking" would imply that your "interest" could only go down from this pinnacle, which presumably wasn't what you would want to convey in the context. Clearly, you meant "piqued my interest" but wrote "peaked my interest".
    And if you don't "want to be French" about spelling English, I'm afraid you'd be better off no spelling English altogether.
    I hope all this nitpicking won't put you in a pique.
    Still, I have to grant you that you did put a "confused" emoticon

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    at the end of your sentence, which was indeed very, very appropriate.
    Please acknowledge your mistake and apologise for going into all this pathetic dissembling. Just to show you're not beyond reprieve. Just for this once, please!
    EB
     
  16. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    I have no reservations about acknowledging I made a common mistake.
    https://curiosity.com/topics/peaked-my-interest-is-a-commonly-misused-phrase-curiosity/

    However, I have nothing to apologize for, as apparently everyone understood what I meant to say.

    Thus my mistake had no perceptible impact on the conversation, except for the general consternation about W4U's lexical "faux pas".......

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  17. TheFrogger Valued Senior Member

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    It's, "piqued." ☺
     
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  18. Speakpigeon Registered Senior Member

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    Yes you do. You dissembled through your teeth in several posts in response to other posters' legitimate observation that you had made a mistake. Instead of checking straight away what the problem was and acknowledging your mistake you tried to make it look like a typo or something minor.
    I didn't suggest you should apologise for your mistake. Nobody cares except you. I asked you to "apologise for going into all this pathetic dissembling". Dissembling is a way to lie. So, again, please apologise for your dissembling.
    And that never was the point. You're truly gifted. Again, nobody cares about the mistake itself except for correcting it, which other posters immediately did. Except you then tried to spin a pathetic story. And you are still at it. Nobody will be fooled, you know.
    So, to sum up, your post here is just another faux-pas. You're just piling up these things high. You should try to stop that as it only makes you look devious. Last call.
    EB
     
  19. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks for the support, Piquespigeon.
     
  20. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    End of story. Why are you pursuing this? Some twisted need to exert authority?

    speakpigeon, you may want learn the difference between "no" and "not". Are you going to apologize for your incorrect spelling? Or are you going to twist your way out of that little "faux pas"
     
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  21. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Seems to me , American interpretation and use of the French word "piqued" is wholly erroneus.
    Thank you, River for "understanding" the thrust of my use of the word "peaked".
    "My interest was "peaked" and that's that". End of story.

    Do you really want to pursue the errors in the American English language?

    You may want to start with getting rid of the word "Dutchman" to identify a person from Holland, or more correctly, Netherlands, such as myself.

    Dutch is a derivative of Deutsch which means German.
    How would Americans like to be identified as Canucks?
     
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  22. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    Here are a few examples that should be examined.




    and perhaps for further study:

     
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  23. Speakpigeon Registered Senior Member

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    ???
    I reply to your repeated falsification of what you did. Stop it and I'll stop.
    Why would I need to do any of that, though?
    EB
     

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