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A dumb question. There's a large chunk of ice melting. Why can't one part of the ice keep the other frozen, and the other way round?

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It's the principle of homeostasis. And it is not a dumb question!
Homeostasis:
The tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, esp. as maintained by physiological processes.
The ice cools the air, while the air warms the ice, and eventually they become the same temperature

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Awesome answer Happy.. and Hi there!! :D
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Hi there to you too! Thank you! :D
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Is that like the guy who had his head in the fridge and his feet in the stove? He had a statistically even temperature.
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Yep!
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well the molecules are speeding up and its breaking apart.

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Ice is gaining warmth from the outside material. Cold isn't being created, it is gaining warmth. One side melts probably because it is closer to heat source.

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