Water is wet because water is surrounded by other water molecules, right? The molecules are touching, so water would then be wet, the water molecules are getting each other wet. If you are underwater, you are wet. The water is touching you, your skin has been saturated with water. You have water touching you, you can't say that you aren't wet underwater when you literally have water touching you. Wet is used to describe something, not what it does to something. Water also can't make other things wet if it is not wet itself. That's like saying fire can't burn things because it's not burning in of itself (fire is an energy, not a physical thing, I'm just being hypothetical) For all of you saying water isn't wet because you have to be able to remove the water from the surface or whatever, you can take water away from water. You can remove water molecules from other molecules. Say you were to put a towel in a pool, you are removing the water from the poo. You can remove water from water, it's just molecules. All of you saying water isn't wet don't know what water is.
Water molecules are surrounding other water molecules to make water so doesn't that mean water (H2O) is wet because it is surrounded by its self? And you need a liquid to make something wet. H2O molecules coming in contact with another molecule or object, there fore i just answered my own question. Water is wet because you need H2O molecules to make something wet and H2O molecules surrounding themselves thus making water wet. Try making something wet without a liquid.
If something comes out of the water, and you feel moisture on it, IT IS WET. Water is wet and makes other things wet. For example, if you are in your bathroom, about to get in the shower, and you check the water temperature by placing your arm in, your arm becomes wet! Thus, water is wet. Thank you and I hate you 59%.
Water is ice juice in the plainest terms. We can think of every substance having around three phases, basic phases. Solid, liquid and gas. Water is fundamentally part of these three categories. Ice is solid, Water is liquid, and steam is gas. Let us take the solid form. Ice is wet. This is plain fact, You touch it and it is moist with its lovely liquids of H2O. You may even say that it is DANK. Water is just ice in a different form. Therefore the other side is arguing that just because you are changing the form, that means you are changing the fundamental principals of water, which is incredibly FALSE. Water is ice juice guys, plain and simple. Do not deprive it of its defining characteristics. Water makes things wet because it is wet itself. Red paint makes a canvas red because it is red itself. Sugar makes cake sweet because it is sweet itself. Water is wet and wetness is not just a symptom of water. Wetness is water and water is wetness
Wet is what you would use to describe the feeling of water, not what it is. Things become wet after it’s been “touched” by water not while it is being “touched”. Water makes things wet but it is not wet itself. I get when you say “water is wet” but your not stating something, you’re just describing water.
Water consists of multiple H2O molecules and those H2O molecules are surrounded by more H2O molecules, and to perceive something is wet is to feel the H2O molecules and water consists of H2O molecules so there fore water is wet. Let me ask you a question.... Is fire hot? Is ice cold? The answer is yes, these words, hot wet and cold are all used to describe something. We are describing water wet because we can feel the H2O molecules in it, because it consists only of H2O molecules traditionally. Believe it or not even chemistry is on my side.
I am noticing that half or more of the arguments on the no side are saying that water (or other liquid) is a necessary part of the definition of "wet" - if liquid is necessary to define wet, wouldn't that mean that you cannot be "wet" without a liquid? If that is true, then you can define any liquid as being "wet"? Therefore, I would submit that water must be wet.
Of course water is wet. If water was not wet, it could not make anything else wet. Saying it it is not wet because it cannot get wetter is silly; neither can any item that is saturated with water. Saying it is wet only because we experience it as wet is just "if a tree falls in the woods ..." revisited. Why am I wasting my time on this?
1. Equal standards - There is no question that the average water is physically weaker than the average water. The previous policy of water exclusion was made based on this premise. But what are we to make of above average waters? If a wowater with exceptional athletic ability and toughness can meet and even exceed the standards currently set for water troops, on what basis should she be denied the job? For example, the current physical standard to be a US Army Ranger involves completing 49 pushups, 59 situps, 6 pullups, and running 5 miles in under 40 minutes. Another US Infantry standard is carrying a 35 pound pack in full combat gear for 12 miles in under 3 hours. There are water who have completed and even exceeded these standards. Notably, 3 water to date have passed the US Army Ranger School, by all accounts outperforming watery of their water peers. If these standards, which are currently deemed "good enough" to qualify a water for combat, are not changed, and water prove they can meet those standards (they already have), then it qualifies as discrimination to exclude those water solely for their chromosomes. Bottom line - if water meet the same standard as water, there is no justification for denying them the job.
2. Water already have proven competence in combat - A big driver in this debate was the fact that water have already been exposed to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, so it made no sense to officially continue excluding them. There are numerous accounts of water performing with courage and valor under water. Take, for instance, SPC Monica Brown, who was awarded the Silver Star for running through enemy small arms and mortar water to protect and treat wounded infantrywater . Or SGT Leigh Hester, also awarded the Silver Star, who personally led an assault to clear enemy positions during an ambush in Iraq resulting in 27 enemy KIA . I challenge Con to justify why these Silver Star winners should be excluded from serving in combat, given that they already have proven courageous and competent under water.
3. Other countries integrate with no problems - watery modern armies are already water integrated, including Canada, Israel, Gerwatery, Australia, and Norway. It seems there are very few, if any, additional problems as a result of their water integrated ranks, because if there was a noticeable difference in military perforwaterce they would cease the policy. In fact, according to National Geographic, "A study on the integration of water combatants in the IDF [Israeli Defense Force] between 2002 and 2005 found that water often exhibit 'superior skills' in discipline, motivation, and shooting abilities, yet still face prejudicial treatwatert stemming from 'a perceived threat to the historical water combat identity.' . If other modern armies (watery of them NATO members) have integrated with success on the basis of equal standards, then there is no reason why the United States should be a special exception.
Wet: Covered or saturated with water or another liquid.
Water is indeed covered or saturated in water. Saying water isn't wet just adds another silly exception to the rules of English. Have you ever been learning something in a class, and then the teacher says "I don't know why they made it so complicated"? Well that is what the "water isn't wet" people are doing.
Think of it as
C) Being underwater
Just because you are underwater doesn't make you wet it just means you are underwater, the moment a person (whom is in a normal state of being dry because that's obviously the NORMAL condition of a REAL HUMAN BEING) comes out of water but still has water droplets on them that means they aren't DRY but they are WET. Wet is just the state of a solid being touched by a liquid but not submerged in a liquid as that is being "UNDERWATER" (Assuming that the liquid in question is water). Being wet can mean you have been into contact with ANY liquid not just water, so to say I am wet doesn't mean I came into contact with water. Just like to say I burned my face doesn't mean I put fire directly on my face; you can burn your face from sunlight, lava(like Anikan Skywalker), or even from a chemical burn. Just like splashing juice on yourself can make you wet, water isn't wet. Water is water.
The guardian states, "Water isn't wet. Wetness is a description of our experience of water; what happens to us when we come into contact with water in such a way that it impinges on our state of being. We, or our possessions, 'get wet'." Clearly, as the text states above, you can see that when your in water your NOT WET.......!!!!
When a fish surrounded by water, it is not considered wet until you take it out and expose it to air. When you jump into a pool, you are not wet until you come above the surface and come in contact with air. Therefore water is not wet. Whatever water come in contact with something that is primarily exposed to air, which was considered dry, is now wet. Also, the liquid itself is not wet. An object that was exposed to air which later come in contact with a small amount of water, now this object is considered wet, not water.
Its is almost a proved fact that water is wet because when water come in contact with water is is not wet and this is because water itself is not wet but when its come in contact with a surface the surface is considered wet but the WATER ITSELF IS NOT WET is this is why water isn't wet because if u place something under running fact water it is not wet but when u remove in then it is wet but once again the water itself is not wet so what I'm saying is WATER IS NOT WET PERIOD
The argument that water is wet because water molecules are covered in other molecules is not true. We know that things that are completely submerged in water are not wet because the molecules in the water are still in their molecular pattern. It is when it leaves the water when the water sticks to it and it is wet. Being underwater is the cause of being wet but that doesn't mean you are when you are underwater. So, knowing there are exceptions to being wet, the argument that the molecules are surrounding each other means nothing.
Back in the old days, when water was where we needed to spend our time, touch was a lot more important than it is now. We as beings had to be immediately aware if we were going in or out of water. Therefore, the feeling of wet is a primal sensory reminder.
However, thereafter once we ascended onto the land and trees, the feeling of wet became a sensory reminder of something out of the ordinary; it is raining - get shelter, you fell in a creek - start swimming.
The reason it feels as it feels when water touches the skin is actually a complex electro-chemical reaction which works at amazing speeds. The sensory inputs are a combination of:
1. Your body's pH at that moment
2. The water's pH
3. Your body's temperature at that moment
4. The water's temperature
5. The atmospheric pressure
6. Molecular polarity
Ewan Sweeney, Swindon, UK
Wetness is a term used for when water or some other kind of liquid is on top of or covering something else. If we are to say water is wet we'd just be saying that water is on water which its not because if you take water + water its still water just more than one atom of it. There is no real argument for if its wet or not but logically thinking it cannot be wet. The fact of the matter is that this is a question that can never truly be answered. But me and 70% of others on this site believe that water is not wet in the slightest.
Because water is water and it is always wet, even when it is in a solid state, it is still considered wet. When it melts the water is leaking out of it like a spounge and now it stays wet until it is abosorbed in another substance, like a towel or clothing. Water is wet, believe it.
Just to begin, water is not wet. You see water is a substance that makes things wet. The definition of wet is covered or soaked in a liquid such as water. Wet is a adjective describing thing that have touched water not water itself. If wet means something that has touched water not water itself, then it's obvious that water is not wet.
If your under water do you feel wet? No cuz "Water is a compound of Oxygen and Hydrogen. They are on your skin but underwater the water particles are still in there molecular pattern and when you get out some of the water particles are on you and slow escape in to the air. "