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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2017, 01:25:08 am »

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2017, 03:29:43 pm »
If I had the ability to think impossible thoughts, would a brain that is limited by possibility have the ability to process the discussion of my impossible thought to the point where it could even recognize the impossibility of the thought being discussed?

Please define the bolded.

By defining impossible, would I not be limiting impossibility to that which is merely possible to those without the ability to process impossible thoughts?
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2017, 04:18:25 pm »
If the terms are undefined, the question is meaningless.


Ugh, sophists.

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2017, 04:35:49 pm »
If the terms are undefined, the question is meaningless.


Ugh, sophists.

Agreed
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2017, 07:24:05 pm »
If I had the ability to think impossible thoughts, would a brain that is limited by possibility have the ability to process the discussion of my impossible thought to the point where it could even recognize the impossibility of the thought being discussed?

Please define the bolded.

By defining impossible, would I not be limiting impossibility to that which is merely possible to those without the ability to process impossible thoughts?

We also just have fun by defining impossible as Nothingness.
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2017, 03:01:30 am »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2017, 04:41:26 am »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence

This level of nonsense is rage-inducing, unless you are not a native english speaker.
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2017, 05:09:43 am »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence
Try again, without having to use the term to describe itself.

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2017, 05:49:35 am »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence

Just in re:extant things: 
Nothing Exists!*




* Both in Philosophy and also its natural thingie commonly called science, something something negative energy density or what have you.
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2017, 03:16:48 pm »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence

Didn't they tell you in middle school that you don't use a word to define itself? Think about it for a minute...
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2017, 03:28:31 pm »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?

Define "exist".

Exist - Having the boundary condition of non-existence

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2017, 01:39:30 am »
That depends, can God make an object so heavy that he himself cannot lift it?

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2017, 01:58:00 am »
Do impossible thoughts exist or are they only imagined to exist such that we imagine the existence of an impossible thought and think we are thinking about it when we are in point of fact not thinking about it at all?
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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2017, 01:58:57 am »
Asking the hard questions here.  This is the kind of grueling inquisition that the press could only dream of.

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Re: Do impossible thoughts exist?
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2017, 02:06:27 am »
Asking the hard questions here.  This is the kind of grueling inquisition that the press could only dream of.

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