Dictionary » I » Impossibility

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.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: Stomach bloating and weight gain

... with- including gmo foods,hormones/steroids in the food, estrogen in the soy, artificial coloring and many preservatives. It is getting to a near impossibility trying to eat to live, even with high organic proteins and veggies- one can still go wrong. Then we have Candida, which is indeed a problem ...

See entire post
by Sydstatue
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:17 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Stomach bloating and weight gain
Replies: 453
Views: 2731910

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, ...

See entire post
by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:29 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
Replies: 5
Views: 5000

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, ...

See entire post
by irtree
Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:44 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
Replies: 5
Views: 5000

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 ...

See entire post
by AstraSequi
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:42 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: The Keyhole Paradox: Challenging universal common descent.
Replies: 5
Views: 5000

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 ...

See entire post
by Nick7
Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
Views: 929203
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,267 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link