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Rich,

I submit, without argument or proof, that a better answer for your daughter would have been that we know the Sun will rise tomorrow because we know that angular momentum is conserved.

Angular momentum concept to a 7 year old? :) But even without that constraint think about it - Sun rising everyday is philosophically an empirical construct. Angular momentum argument, philosophically, is a rationalization construct over the observation. Together they make a scientific fact (highly corroborated hypothesis) but still not an absolute fact. For example, how can we be certain that some object won't warp out of deep space tomorrow and knock earth out of the orbit?

I might wind down too someday - most likely abruptly. I am at a point in my investing career that I am not finding room to grow as an investor in the TMF world, the exception being MFO service. The community at TMF is not yet mature to discuss black swan events such as investing against total currency collapse at a global scale or personal issues destroying one's portfolio - health or career or something unfortunate.

Anurag

PS: Thanks for the words of appreciation
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