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Dan Neely26-Sep-19 2:45
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Because the definition of positive/negative charges dates back to the cat-rubbing era of static electricity generation when no one knew how it worked. That the negatively charged particle ended up being the one to move is down to a bad coin flip. D'Oh! | :doh:
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GeneralBecause they guessed wrong in the beginning and it's too hard to change now. Pin
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