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Had a spirited discussion with someone last night about mathematically expressing a 'ppm' gas concentration (parts per million).

In this instance the estimated concentration was 55 ppm by volume (or ppmv).

I expressed that as the decimal value: 0.000055  (note no percent sign)
They insisted that was wrong.
In fairness to them, you could also express it as a percentage: 0.0055%
But I believe either way is valid.

Any thoughts from my mathematically inclined friends?

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+Peter Bromberg Yes, because I did a lot of quantity, and thermal and electrical power calculations, I learned to avoid mixing percentages because it does confuse. When you're running an electrical business and you make a 2 decimal-place error, you quickly learn the world is a harsh place. :-)

+Michael Rutherford I agree with that. It's probably a mater of an engineering perspective versus a public communications perspective.
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“The greatest technical hurdle to [a head transplant] is of course the reconnection of the donor’s and recipient’s spinal cords”
He said a sharp severing of the spinal cord and the use of modern adhesives and sealants are the keys to success.

Yeah, I'm sure that's all you gotta do... o_O
An Italian neurosurgeon says it is possible to transplant human heads from one body to another to extend the lives of people whose muscles and nerves have deteriorated or whose organs are riddled with cancer. Sergio Canavero said several people have already volunteered for a head transplant — which he says he could perform in …
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+Paul Huber   You there…Ephialtes.  May you live forever, eh?
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+Franz Critchlow I just like his positive mental attitude. He's like a backwoods bayou version of Tony Robbins. :-)
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Never stop questioning and investigating
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California vegetation: Jan. 2014 vs. Jan. 2015
via NASA's Earth Observatory
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It does, +Ariella Brown, and California's agricultural community would be more able to keep up their productivity if they were able to get the water they need to conduct their business without having to wait for it to fall out of the sky.
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I challenge anyone to listen to this and sit still.
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An interesting explanation about "color induction" in the brain, with Alan Alda at the World Science Festival. It has to do with why people are seeing the 'dress' differently.
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A pretty interesting discussion going on the original post.
In my opinion, if theories are no longer testable then science becomes an unreliable realm of the imagination.
 
Some physicists are rethinking falsifiability, the idea that theories must be testable.

But some worry that if scientists abandon it, they could damage the public’s trust in science.
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Philosophy was already winning anyway. 
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"Many clinical disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression share as a unifying attribute low brain serotonin. "In this paper we explain how serotonin is a critical modulator of executive function, impulse control, sensory gating, and pro-social behavior,” says Dr. Patrick. “We link serotonin production and function to vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, suggesting one way these important micronutrients help the brain function and affect the way we behave.” "
For Immediate Release Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D May Control Brain Serotonin, Affecting Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders Oakland, CA (February 25, 2015) - Although essential marine omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D have been shown to improve cognitive function and behavior in the context of certain brain disorders, the underlying mechanism has been unclear. In a new paper published in FASEB Journal* by Rhonda Patrick, PhD and Bruce Ames,...
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Corning's "Little Joe" tower
A 185' poured concrete tower built in 1912 to manufacture glass thermometers. At the time it was a big advancement in technology. It allowed the glass thermometer tubes to be vertically drawn rather than drawn out by hand horizontally. This allowed for a more uniform shape of the tube, and therefore more accurate thermometers.
The name "Little Joe" comes from the nickname of the glassblower depicted in the blue side image.
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Echoes from my nightclub years... A friend of mine coined a description of the following day:
"Morning of the crumpled ones"
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When the world seems too crazy, I walk out to the edge and ask myself;
What would the Waltons do?...
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+Ed S Not those Waltons. o_O
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