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Axon A Leaky Garden Hose

a: Axon ~
b: soaker garden hose

What: This discussion occurs on page 42 of the linked book "The accidental mind" It is a discussion comparing copper conductivity and axon conductivity. The point being, an axon compared with copper wire is a poor conductor. Copper moves electrons like a pipe moves water, fast with no leaking. Axons move current like the above mentioned garden hose.

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Writer: David J. Linden
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Date: May 1 2013 11:23 AM


Balanced Tire They Are

a: Camber ~
b: the back tires on a dune buggy

What: "Camber is like the back tires on a dune buggy or Volkswagen bug (bottom in, top out)."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 1 2013 5:39 PM



a: A nigger ~
b: an old southern aristocrat

What: "A nigger is like an old southern aristocrat who fears change". The linked article is from a writer trying to stretch or maybe reconfigure the meaning of this word.

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Writer: Rodney Russ
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Feb 20 2014 4:03 PM



a: Epidermis ~
b: army of the skin

What:

" The Epidermis is like the army of the skin which defends the boundaries of the human body."


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Writer: Rajan Choudhary
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Date: Jul 24 2015 3:43 PM



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