Chapter 6 Discussion

Here is a video you should see about firewalking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-W5FRl0qhOM
Notice: I have posted a link to a video about firewalking on the Ch06 page. In class I said that it was the low heat capacity and low mass of high-temperature coals that explained being able to walk barefoot on hot coals. An additional factor is that the coals are poor conductors of heat. These three factors lead to result that people can safely walk on 1000F coals.
Michael Shermer's other videos are probably also a good bet, but I haven't viewed them.

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