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Why is gold worth so much money?
Droid
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teach Why is gold worth so much money?
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I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Rare metals are worth more money, simple as that regardless of if you think it shouldn't make it more valuable or not.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Mike  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:04 AM)
Rare metals are worth more money, simple as that regardless of if you think it shouldn't make it more valuable or not.

Why is money worth so little gold? is another question you may ask yourself, OP.

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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:01 AM)
I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?

Is can disappear and reappear by modifying their electrons. It is an excellent semiconductor. It is precious and can be used as currency.

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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
SecretGeek  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:08 AM)
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:01 AM)
I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?

Is can disappear and reappear by modifying their electrons. It is an excellent semiconductor. It is precious and can be used as currency.

Need more reasons?

Meh. While a gold-tard myself, am getting away from the idea that "excellent electrical conductor" is a good reason to validate its worth. Silver is a better electrical conductor than gold is. Also, graphene is like 100x as conductive as silver. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene#El..._transport

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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
SecretGeek  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:08 AM)
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:01 AM)
I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?

Is can disappear and reappear by modifying their electrons. It is an excellent semiconductor. It is precious and can be used as currency.

Need more reasons?
OK, so it has some special properties for scientific application? That's great. As far as it being "precious", that's an opinion. It's not precious to me.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
when push comes 2 shove, its only worth what someone else will give u 4 it.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Mike  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:04 AM)
Rare metals are worth more money, simple as that regardless of if you think it shouldn't make it more valuable or not.

Yes, but that is the whole premise of this thread. WHY is it so important to people? Rarity doesn't equal value.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:01 AM)
I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr0gNJ090JA
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Max Powers  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:14 AM)
when push comes 2 shove, its only worth what someone else will give u 4 it.

That's what I was thinking. Why have people been willing to go to such great lengths to get gold all the way back into ancient history? The ancients didn't want it because it was worth currency. There must have been other reasons besides its beauty.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:12 AM)
SecretGeek  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:08 AM)
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:01 AM)
I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?

Is can disappear and reappear by modifying their electrons. It is an excellent semiconductor. It is precious and can be used as currency.

Need more reasons?
OK, so it has some special properties for scientific application? That's great. As far as it being "precious", that's an opinion. It's not precious to me.

Well it's been longed for by people of most every civilization since man discovered it, hence it has value based simply on that alone. Bluefin tuna is something I don't at all considered precious to me, I have zero interest in it - yet one recently sold for $1200 a pound. But since my personal opinion doesn't set the price of tuna, it can sell for that much.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:14 AM)
Mike  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:04 AM)
Rare metals are worth more money, simple as that regardless of if you think it shouldn't make it more valuable or not.

Yes, but that is the whole premise of this thread. WHY is it so important to people? Rarity doesn't equal value.

To some people it does, you'll have to accept that.
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teach RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
because you can gets lots of diamonds with it!!!!!


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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
munit  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:12 AM)
SecretGeek  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:08 AM)
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:01 AM)
I don't get it. Yeah, it makes jewelry. Big deal. Just because it's rare shouldn't make it valuable. If Nell Carter put a clam burrito in her ass and served it with fudge & lemon seltzer, that would be a rare meal, but nobody would pay a penny to have it.

So assuming monetary value, what makes gold so important?

Is can disappear and reappear by modifying their electrons. It is an excellent semiconductor. It is precious and can be used as currency.

Need more reasons?

Meh. While a gold-tard myself, am getting away from the idea that "excellent electrical conductor" is a good reason to validate its worth. Silver is a better electrical conductor than gold is. Also, graphene is like 100x as conductive as silver. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene#El..._transport

I don't mess with gold as a precious because the expected return is not large enough.
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RE: Why is gold worth so much money?
Droid  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:16 AM)
Max Powers  Wrote: (01-07-2012 04:14 AM)
when push comes 2 shove, its only worth what someone else will give u 4 it.

That's what I was thinking. Why have people been willing to go to such great lengths to get gold all the way back into ancient history? The ancients didn't want it because it was worth currency. There must have been other reasons besides its beauty.

gold is used in space travel for its use as a shield against heat and radiation.
there r a lot of theories of ancient civilization and aliens/and or space travel. not sure i believe it or not, but could be a possible theory
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