[meteorite-list] Dam Hammer
From: Michael Blood <mlblood_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 15:00:04 -0700
Darreb wrote:" at what
> point in the grade from dirt to concrete does the artificially-built dam
> "artificial enough" to be concidered a hammerable object? When does the bloom
> become Michael's tomato?"
Hi Darren (and all),
I have a very precise response: The moment
It matters to someone.
--- This issue is a sad one to me. I recently lost a Good friend over it - at least I think it was over this Issue, I have a hard time telling because he emailed Me he disapproved of my business practices and didn't want to talk to me, and this was the topic Under discussion at the time. So, I can only assume It is over this very issue. -- It's real simple folks: if it has meaning for you, Great, if it doesn't have meaning for you, no problem. The problem comes when people tell others what SHOULD be considered this or that and whether It SHOULD cost more or not, etc. If it costs more Than it is worth to you, don't buy it. You do not have To make up a scenario in your head about the dealer Trying to rip you off. I like hammers. Not everything another person Has called a hammer seemed like a hammer to me and Some things that are a hammer to me are not a hammer To others. To me, a "hammer" is a fall wherein one or more Individual meteorites strikes a man made artifact, animal Or human. Not just the one, two or more stones in that Fall that strike things (those are "hammer stones") - but The entire fall. Many will see it this way - others obviously see it As only those individual meteorites that struck the Artifact/animal/person. I have never met a hammer collector That did not value the specific "hammer stone(s)" more than Other individuals in that fall, but there are many falls wherein The hammer stone was "lost." ie: Chiang-Khan where many Stones landed in a boat on the river. The fisherman, feeling They were "evil" threw them overboard. A hammer collector Can get one of the other individuals of that fall, but not one Of the stones that fell into the boat (I only know of 2 falls that Involve landing on a boat). Anyway, this could go on forever. Embrace what has meaning For you. Do not embrace what does not hold meaning for you - But it would be nice if you didn't rain on the parade others are Enjoying. Best wishes, Michael > From: Darren Garrison <cynapse at charter.net> > Reply-To: <cynapse at charter.net> > Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:33:49 -0500 > To: Meteorite List <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> > Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] Dam Hammer > > On Wed, 18 Mar 2009 14:24:45 -0700, you wrote: > >> Suppose a meteorite fragment struck the Hoover Dam and was recovered? >> Would that be considered a hammer or no? > > See, that's the problem with a nebulous term. There are lots of ways to build > a > dam-- pile up dirt, use field stones (with some sort of sealant/mortar in the > gaps), use sand bags, use bricks, use logs (again, with a sealant), use poured > concrete... > > Let's say, for the sake of argument, hitting a poured concrete dam (like the > Hoover) DOES make a hammer-- but hitting an earthen dam DOES NOT make a > hammer. > Okay, that has established upper and lower limits of hammerdom-- but at what > point in the grade from dirt to concrete does the artificially-built dam > become > "artificial enough" to be concidered a hammerable object? When does the bloom > become Michael's tomato? > ______________________________________________ > http://www.meteoritecentral.com > Meteorite-list mailing list > Meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com > http://six.pairlist.net/mailman/listinfo/meteorite-listReceived on Wed 18 Mar 2009 06:00:04 PM PDT