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Old 08-07-2008, 04:25 PM   #51
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This isn't exactly accurate, either.
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In the natural universe, the only situation I know of where it is really arguable that energy is consistently converted into matter is at the event horizon of a black hole, where hawking radiation is produced from potential energy. Even then, many people think it is actually the conversion of matter into energy :shrug: .

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Old 09-08-2008, 10:21 AM   #52
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How about when people absorb sunlight and get their vitamin D? Does that count as a real world example?
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Old 09-08-2008, 12:01 PM   #53
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Sunlight radiation causes a chemical reaction in the skin that converts other substances into Vitamin D. The energy is a trigger (like turning on the burner on your cooktop to caramelize onions), not the source of the vitamin.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:34 AM   #54
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I guess I just didn't understand the question.

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