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Impossibility

Impossibility

Origin: L. Impossibilitas: cf. F. Impossibilite.

1. The quality of being impossible; impracticability. They confound difficulty with impossibility. (South)

2. An impossible thing; that which can not be thought, done, or endured. Impossibilities! O, no, there's none. (Cowley)

3. Inability; helplessness. Logical impossibility, a condition or statement involving contradiction or absurdity; as, that a thing can be and not be at the same time. See principle of Contradiction, under Contradiction.


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The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.

... if so, it doesn't imply anything about universal common descent, only that natural selection is unable to take certain paths. I realize that impossibility and improbability are not the same thing, which is why I used the term "practically impossible." If something has, for instance, ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:29 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
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The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.

... ovulation through mechanical means during copulation, and according to modern thought, they did not descend from Miacoidea at all. I realize that impossibility and improbability are not the same thing, which is why I used the term "practically impossible." If something has, for instance, ...

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by irtree
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:44 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
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The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.

... to address that as well. Also, an argument about improbability cannot by its nature constitute "disproof" of anything. Improbability and impossibility are two different things. Even if your argument were correct, there is nothing preventing complementary traits from simultaneously arising ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:42 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
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Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... portion of these experiences, but I’m afraid the limitations of our sensory capabilities sometimes impair it severely, feeding the believes in impossibility of something that might as well be possible. I can only repeat what I already said – I’m not qualified to embrace Scotties case, but I ...

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by Nick7
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate

... out, how creationism is pointless, you want just facts and evidence, although you have not shown any, just fabuling with some probability near impossibility. And one more thing, I have warned both of you, that I will lock the topic, if you won't respond, so don't blame me, that you cannot argue ...

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by JackBean
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:42 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
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