Fire does not have a life of its own!
The dictionary says fire is the active principle of combustion or burning...
Wow! This is brilliant! Fire is burning.
But, look at the rest of the definition: ...manifested by the
evolution of light and heat. Is this a reasonable scientific definition?

The truth is we know a lot about what fire does and how it works, but don't know how to to define it adequately.

We know it works because of random movement of molecules, but how did the molecules decide to move at different speeds.


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