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Doesn't Ice Beam's description contradict itself?

#1MetuaPosted 2/12/2013 12:37:05 PM
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.

Coldness is a lack of energy, right? So how can energy be cold?
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#2LexifoxPosted 2/12/2013 12:38:18 PM
Coldness is a lack of energy? Then explain cold fusion. CHECK AND MATE.
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#3wingblade98Posted 2/12/2013 12:38:39 PM
Metua posted...
The target is struck with an icy-cold beam of energy. It may also freeze the target solid.

Coldness is a lack of energy, right? So how can energy be cold?


stop splitting hairs
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#4SooChillinPosted 2/12/2013 12:38:49 PM
It's a Beam which is in energy. But it's icy.



lol.
#5Metua(Topic Creator)Posted 2/12/2013 12:39:46 PM(edited)
Lexifox posted...
Coldness is a lack of energy? Then explain cold fusion. CHECK AND MATE.


lol you rly get me "lucky box" person
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#6Yargitsu99zPosted 2/12/2013 12:40:05 PM
It's a superconductive energy wave.
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#7KingdomHeartAcePosted 2/12/2013 12:41:17 PM
If I remember my science lessons correctly "coldness" is simply negative heat. Like negative degrees celsius/fahrenheit. It's still heat, and heat is energy, so it doesn't really contradict itself. Correct me if I'm wrong, I wasn't that good at science anyway. :P
#8JacornonthecobPosted 2/12/2013 12:45:44 PM
Nope! It's a real thing. They have really low energy beams, that are cold because they sap all the energy from the things they hit. It's still a beam of energy though.
#9willingmessPosted 2/12/2013 12:46:47 PM
KingdomHeartAce posted...
If I remember my science lessons correctly "coldness" is simply negative heat. Like negative degrees celsius/fahrenheit. It's still heat, and heat is energy, so it doesn't really contradict itself. Correct me if I'm wrong, I wasn't that good at science anyway. :P


there is no such thing as coldness within science whatsoever, only relative imbalances of heat distribution. look at kelvin the official standard of temperature measurement, there is no negative temperature.
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#10JacornonthecobPosted 2/12/2013 12:49:56 PM
willingmess posted...
KingdomHeartAce posted...
If I remember my science lessons correctly "coldness" is simply negative heat. Like negative degrees celsius/fahrenheit. It's still heat, and heat is energy, so it doesn't really contradict itself. Correct me if I'm wrong, I wasn't that good at science anyway. :P

there is no such thing as coldness within science whatsoever, only relative imbalances of heat distribution. look at kelvin the official standard of temperature measurement, there is no negative temperature.

You can't have negative temperature in Kelvins, but you can have negative heat. If there's an exothermic reaction, DeltaH is negative, so the object has less heat because it's giving heat off to other things. Everything else around it gets warmer, but the original object is colder.

A low-energy beam would be a beam that 'steals' heat from its environment "the Pokemon". The beam would balance it's relatively low amount of heat, becoming warmer, while the object it would hit would become colder as it loses heat. Ice beam is just so low in energy that it makes the object much colder.