What is a noble lie?

Answer The notion of a noble lie is one of Plato's concepts. It is a lie for a great and good purpose. U.S. novelist Ayn Rand pointed out in her writings that the government engages in noble lies when it ... Read More »

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Why are noble gases called noble?

In chemistry, "noble" refers to an element with very low chemical reactivity--that is, one that doesn't easily form compounds with other elements. Helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon and radon are ... Read More »

What is a noble gas?

The noble gases are argon (Ar), helium (He), krypton (Kr), neon (Ne), radon (Rn) and xenon (Xe). The noble gases, also called inert gases, have the maximum possible number of electrons in their out... Read More »

What is a noble hop?

Noble hops, used in brewing beer and ale, grow in specific regions in Central Europe. They have a clean, sharp aroma and flavor profile and are often used in brewing lager, Pilsner and Oktoberfest ... Read More »

What Are the Duties of a Noble?

Nobility is a hereditary status, usually linked to current or former monarchies. According to Dr. Toby Purser, historian and author of "Medieval England 1042-1228", nobles of the middle ages had ma... Read More »