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GUEST,Muser 31 Aug 06 - 05:32 PM
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Subject: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,Muser
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:32 PM

there are impossibilities in life, for instance this thread can only progress not regress, that is, it can't go in the negative.
it wil never reach zero posts, mine is number 1.
Who will dispute me?
Muser


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,john
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:35 PM

prove it is impossible.
john


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:35 PM

The count on this topic proves it messages 2. I proved it I won.
Muser


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:37 PM

Please delete spam


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Skipjack K8
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:41 PM

Useful advice as ever, Clint, I will delete spam voraciously.


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:43 PM

That is neither theorem nor proof.

I suspect the demonstration lies in vector analysis, but I am not sure how you will show that the incremental value is always positive.

Anecdotal evidence is irrelevant.


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: skipy
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:43 PM

Why delete spam? if you delete it the recipe will still exist, so therefore "it" will, I'm pink therefore I am spam.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:53 PM

THis is BS


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: skipy
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:54 PM

Agree, but it is bullshit at it's best!
Skipy


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:55 PM

It is not a philosophical theorem but factual, some things are really irreversible ,just like this thread. It can be stopped but cannot be reversed. It is easy to ascertain this principle,the count has increased,
muser


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Subject: RE: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 05:58 PM

Oh.. that's so funny 'skippies'.... both of you.... confusing 'spam' the meat-like food thing, with internet spam... Oh how hilarious.... It's a wonder people with SUCH wits don't win a Nobel Prize for Literature or something.... the whole internet must be laughing it's collective asses off at a 'joke' that funny!!!

Will a mod please move this thread below the line where it belongs...

Or even better, just delete it completely


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 07:18 PM

GUEST of 5:55 p.m. told us, in part:

It is not a philosophical theorem but factual, some things are really irreversible ,just like this thread. It can be stopped but cannot be reversed

GUEST has made a crucial assumption, which could be (not likely, but could) be wrong. (S)he assumes that the normal operation of the Cat will be followed, and that new posts will be added and none deleted.

However, Max, Joe Offer, and maybe others have the power to delete posts and even threads. Whether or under what conditions they might do that is unknown to me, but the possibility is there, so the progression COULD be reversed.

On the other hand, I can't see any way that the total of posts in the threat could be cut back to a negative, so GUEST,Muser appears to be correct. For whatever it may be worth. Not much, say I.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 08:23 PM

But if the thread is deleted, it will still exist in the memories of those who have seen it. The only way to return it to a state of zero posts is to delete it and then eliminate anyone who may have witnessed its existence. That means not only those who've posted to this thread, but all Mudcat members and, for that matter, anyone with access to the Internet.

Been nice knowin' y'all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 09:15 PM

It it is impossible to prove it is impossible, that is the proof right there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 09:47 PM

Let me try again.

If it is impossible to prove that something is impossible, that in itself is the proof that impossibility is possible.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 09:50 PM

*LOL* Bee-dubya-ell....

Has Joe really got that power? If so, why the Hell didnt he use it a LONG time ago.....*G*


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bill D
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 09:53 PM

oh, I'd LOVE to this just slowly disappear, one post at a time....


"Entropy will getcha if ya don't watch out!
.......in fact, entropy will getcha if ya DO watch out!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,Muser
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 11:09 PM

The Old Guy said:
"If it is impossible to prove that something is impossible, that in itself is the proof that impossibility is possible'
Old Guy, You proved that impossibility is posible I can also prove that posibility of the imposssible is impossible.

How that, since you proved to me that impossiblity is possible, that in itself includes that impossibility is also impossible, since you allow room for impossability (impossability is posible, meaning besides impossiblity being impossible it is also posible .) We go back to the beggining of the problem, impossibility being possible along side impossibility, creates another problem.
We have impossibility that possible is possible.Therefore, even that that what is possible is impossible because impossibility does not allow it,
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 11:18 PM

So far y'ain't proved jackshit. Semantic bullshit is just that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 11:23 PM

PS Your statement that the thread 'can only go forward': Likely you mean downward. Here. Have a nice cuppa and some 3.14159265358979323.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 11:30 PM

It's possible.

How do you know that this thread didn't start at the end and were are looking at it in reverse?


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,282RA
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 11:33 PM

Old Gay

That's not possible because it would be like farting in reverse. There's nowhere for the air molecules to go which how the farting sound propagates. You're just full of hot air.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Aug 06 - 11:46 PM

Old Guy,
it is impossible since counting appleas backword equals the same as counting it frontward.If you had ten apples on the table, count it from the left to the right and you will have ten, also count it from the right to the left you stil have ten, not negative ten, the same goes for front and back. Even if it started backwords the count is stil what it is at the time, and that is 23 with this one,
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 12:01 AM

Numeric values in the everyday world are "positive" or "negative" only in relation to some artificially assigned zero point. If we use the surrounding seabed as a zero point, the height of an undersea mountain is expressed as a positive value. But if we use sea level as the zero point, then its height is a negative value.

So, all we need to do to create negative posts is to randomly assign the value of "zero" to some post besides the original one. Like this one! That would make the "first" post to this thread number -23.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 12:05 AM

Yeah but you put them on the table one by one.

It time were running backward and all then apples were on the table, they would be off the table one by one until there were no apples on the table.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 12:12 AM

But, mind you, we are not measuring the altitudes or recesses, we are counting tangible things. If you had two brothers and you are the third one you cannot fix an imaginary zero point. You can't say you have negative two brothers oryou are alltogether negative three brothers. That would mean not only that you never existed, which would be zero but even less than non existant (three times non existant. If you speculate that you could use that as a number of your family, than I can still pose an philosophical question. How much is negatis three brothers. Not even zero, therefore you don't exist and your commentarry is non existant, namely fictional,
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 12:15 AM

To Old Guy
Prove to me that time is running backwards and not frontwards as I assumed? I believe it is running frontwards therefore my theorem is still at strenght.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bert
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 01:09 AM

Not me.

Onward, ever onward.

Forward ye workers, freedom awaits you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 08:28 AM

I didn't say time is running nackwards. I said *IF* time was running backwards.

Are you saying it is impossible for time to run backwards? Prove it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Paul from Hull
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 08:31 AM

Bee-dubya-ell...well put, I liked that!

Wasnt it the Romans who had no symbol for (& maybe no concept OF) the 'value' ZERO?


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 08:37 AM

"Are you saying it is impossible for time to run backwards? Prove it."

The onus of proof is on you to prove that time runs anywhere. You seem to be assuming causality. Here's a simple question for you. Why does every hydrogen atom in the universe have the same mass? Why have none lost weight over their life span in this thing you called time?


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Paul Burke
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 08:39 AM

There are plenty of examples of the thread progressing in a positive direction, but no number of examples constitutes a proof. A single counterexample is disproof. In fact, I saw the minus third post in the recent future.

I agree with what Old Guy says he didn't say. Time IS running nackwards.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 01:08 PM

To Paul from Hull,
play of words is not disproving anything. only because romans didn't have a symbol for zero doeas not necesarily mean zero did not exist. Theey certainly knew what nothingness is which is the closest thing to numerical value zero,they could say for instance, I have no apples instead of I have zero apples. Therefore zero existed in Roman times but wasnt captured in a form of a number.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bert
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 01:11 PM

...Wasnt it the Romans who had no symbol for (& maybe no concept OF) the 'value' ZERO?...

That's 'cos zero isn't a value, Zero represents the absense of a value.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 01:18 PM

To the Old guy and Paul Burke.
By the way the earth travels and the progresseon of it in the universe it is easily to ascertain that time is only going onwards.
In order for time to reverse its course (philosophically) these laws need to be abolished. Even if you found A way to reverse the course of time, our experience does not satisfy that theory. If time was reversed, we wold be reversably aging, getting younger every time, revitilazed, the would be meeeting the history insted of future. Therefore time is moving forward not backwards. Therefore this thread is mmoving forward not backwards, in the strenght of evidence that is laid.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 03:29 PM

Bert, you're ALMOST correct.

Zero doesn't represent "the absence of a value"; it represents a value which is empty of a number.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 03:37 PM

Peace told us:

The onus of proof is on you to prove that time runs anywhere.

No, time doesn't "run" anywhere. No more than length or width or depth "run anywhere".

There is space. There are objects. There is change in position of objects in space, and we apply an abstract thought to that change, and "measure" it by time. Time itself does nothing; it's a way of understanding what is.

Thus, time is literally the "fourth dimension"--the first three being the familiar three dimensions, and time being the fourth way we can measure what is.

Dave Oesterreich

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 04:01 PM

Dave Oestrich has asscertained something that is crutial here, I was going to leave this for later discussion but since he broched this I'll built on it.
Time could be described by a phisical formula and it is dependent on the path of traveling and velocity. Therefore Dave has it right, in actuality it does not progress or regress, it is a measure like there is a measure on a ruler,put the ruler onsome object to find out how much the thing is long. If it si 6 inches we understand the object is long six inches, not the ruler has progressed six inches.
It is a forth dimension and rather different than depth, width and height. But philosophically time means something else,better discribed as progression of events. Even though in actuality time canot go backwards for it goes only in pertaining to fixed events philosophically we can speculate that will go backwards.But then again we find many other obsticles, that annul the possibility of going backwards.We namely, seem to be going to future not past. If time (philosophically) went backwards, everthing would be backwards,not only your aging but you altogether experience. You would be having less knowledge by the moment, less awareness, less responsability. This cannot be proved since we grow in these things.
Therefore this thread is progressing, as time is progressing (PHILOSOPHICALLY), as any attempt to prove otherwise is inane. Dave, thank you for putting in the comment about time.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Kaleea
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 04:31 PM

If you cannot hear a dog whistle, does that mean there is no sound coming from it? If you cannot hear the normal conversational low sounds elephants make, or if the equipment to measure the sound did not exhist yet, does that mean it cannot be heard or does not exhist?
Just because one does not have the ability to observe or sense something does not mean that it cannot or is not happening. If the value of our money has gone backwards, why not "time?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 04:40 PM

Kaleea,
you have made a mistake, you can observe that time isn't going backwards for its is proven by philosophically that it is going forwards. We observe it going onwards so it is impossible to go backwards. See my commentaries with Old Guy about imposiblity being possible. Time rolls on, this thread too, it can't go in the negative. As far as dog whistle even though you don't hear it it is observable, we know a sound is coming out of it by the way the dog reacts, so we know it produces sound regardless of our inability to hear it.By obsering elephant behavior we could see they hear each other miles away, this is too observable. I don't see a way for us to observe that the time is running backwards 9Philosophically speaking again, not time as a measure which goes nowhere but an abstract time, our experiences.)
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 10:40 PM

"because romans didn't have a symbol for zero doeas not necesarily mean zero did not exist."

BUT, in fact, the 'thing' represented by zero DOESN'T exist. It's a place holder for 'nothing'. Unless we start talking about the Japanese Zero, or the 0 on the keyboard. They exist, as does nothing as a concept or a word--but not as a thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Amos
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 10:46 PM

Somewhere, buried deep between the spaces that lie between the spaces of the quanta that glimmer at the edges of spaces that describe particles, there is an instant of genuine zero.

Just take my word for it.

A


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 10:53 PM

BUT, the zero can't be 'genuine'. That gives nothingness a property, and NOW you've started it all over aGAIN.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 11:01 PM

This of course leads us to the problem of holes.

Holes aren't there at all. They are simply where something was but isn't. Holes in Swiss cheese. If someone cut the cheese in cubes that are a cm per side, it's likely that someone dining would get some holes. But they'd never know how well they ate, even after thousands of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Donuel
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 11:31 PM

they would know someone cut the cheese however


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Sep 06 - 11:50 PM

to speculators that zero doesnot exist. Even though this is not a subject of my topic (whether zero exist or not that doesn't change the fact thatthis thread is progressing)I will challange even this notion. Abstractly zero doeas exist, we find it in mahematics. fIVE APPLES MINUS FIVE APPLES EQUALS ZERO APPLES, THE VALUE IS ZERO. The guest stated zero altitude, there is zero degrees, and some people's thought amounts to zero (ha). What you are thinking about is vacuity,wholes do exist, those are indentations filled with particles that are invisible to the human eye. Anothe rguest talked about quantum, taht is something even, the phisicisc say vaccum is stil filled with something. But there is an abstract term absolute vacum which is theorethical. Absolute vacum means absolute nothingness and that is where absolutely nothing exist. But whait a minute, black matter, strings theory and so on makes me think, is there absolute vaccum. In instances with apples you can say there is an absolue zero of them on the table if you took them all away, but if there are parallel worlds collinding with our there mmight as well be some apples. So we can speculate wheter zero exist or not, does darkness exist? darkness is absence of light, light defines darkness, if we never saw ligth we wouldn't understand darkness as such, but as something normal. But of course without light there is no life. we wouldn't be existing. we could easily say without a zero there is no numbering, how would one be one if there was no zero. 0+1=1 also 1-1=0 so zerodeas exist, practically philosophically.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 12:16 AM

Numbering existed in Western culture before the nil was used. BUT, it was clumsy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 12:16 AM

there are impossibilities in life, for instance this thread can only progress not regress, that is, it can't go in the negative.
it wil never reach zero posts, mine is number 1.
Who will dispute me?


Me. While it might not happen in this thread, it is possible for the thread to have a post deleted and regress. It is also possible for every post to be deleted and the thread to contain zero posts.

Going into the negative is more difficult but I can think of at least one way that could occur on certain forum systems. Some keep a count of the number of posts, adding and subtracting as posts are added and deleted. All that might be needed on such a system is one increment to fail. If you then delete all posts and the count is reduced by one each time, you have gone into the negative.

It might also be possible, depending on the datatype, that if you kept adding posts, you could eventually find yourself presented with a negative instead of a positive number.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 12:59 AM

Guest Jon,
your answer is not challenging. While we might manipulate it manually in actualiy it doesn't go to negative. One gust already tried this theory but it failed, as one of other guests said, rihtly so, in my memory is stil positive.
Even I can manipulate it into negative by saying this post by putin a negative simbols before it. while puting negative signal before might reverse a number in mathematics and turn it into negative not so with factual things. You can put a negative simbol before five apples but that wouldn't make negative five apples. It is still positive despite our manipulation. Also with this, probably some that have a control over this thread can put a negative symbol in the count (I am rather ignorant about these things)but that didn't change the actual number of posts. So far 49 i think. It is imposible to concieve taht ypu could actually believe that it could in actuality be negative forty nine. Thank you for your efforts though.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Doktor Doktor
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 03:21 PM

Well, theres a whole knot of pholosophy ! Not the first time folk's addressed the wierd side - Mr Barker observes that you can never experience deja-vu for the first time, Tom Anderson's Da Slockit Light refers to something that isn't there - and how can you have "potential destruction on an unimaginable scale ?" for as soon as you said it you imagined it ....
PS . is it conundrums or conundra?


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bert
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 03:36 PM

Nope, Peace is right. The thing represented by zero doesn't exist. That's why it's called nothing (NO THING).

So it doesn't really have a value. Now it is often convenient to PRETEND it exists, but for true understanding, there is nothing there.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,Mr Happy
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 03:49 PM

'Impossiblity'? - never heard that word before!


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 04:18 PM

Mr Happy: You havet'n?


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 04:30 PM

"I've got plenty of nothin',
And nothin's plenty for me.."


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 06:05 PM

I'l ask you a question, by saying zero is nothing you made an absulute assertion, by you saying zero cannot be something you yourself are setting an apsolute impossibility. Is impossible for zero to be something or is it possible for zero to be nothing? it is mutually binding and amounts to impossibility. So it is not possible that zero does not exist, it exist very much, for you made a possibility for SOMETHING (in this case zero), to be nothing. Zero is that SOMETHING thefore exist. Doktor Doktor you are right, there absolute are absolute impossiblities, it is not possible to experience daja vu for the first time.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 06:13 PM

Of course it is possible to experience deja vu for the first time. Think about what y'all are saying.

Deja vu means 'seeing for a second time'. It is much like the misuse of the word thaw. People often go on to say 'we unthawed the fish'. They mean they thawed the fish. To unthaw would be to freeze.

You guys are scamps playing at word games. Have fun, but the sun is shining and I'm getting older each day.

Keep well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 06:35 PM

Dear Peace,
hope you will understand the concept about the deja vu impossibiliy this time.

The thought I am experiencing this "deja vu experience" for the first time is not possible, you have already experienced that experience once, now it is repeated, therefore. What Doktor Doktor and I were refering is that you cannot say you cannot say this is the first time you saw something that you saw before.
But if you wanna talk semantics it is also impossible to experience deja vu for the first time in some cases, for the word deja vue means "already seen" and not second sight, if you have tasted the experience twice before it is impossible to say this is the first time I see what i saw twice before. besides I didn't say everything is impossible but there are some impossibilities. Threfore, even semanticcaly deja vue is possible to experience for the first time and ikewise impossible if you experienced it many times before.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 06:40 PM

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH !

Got it.

But the real experience is experienced just once. The experience of the real experience is experienced just once, too. So in fact, the deja vu is the first experience of the re-experience. Kinda cool, huh? Have your cake and then have it again.

There is one impossibility that comes to mind. Try lighting a match on a soggy marshmallow.

Thanks for explaining. Have a great day, GUEST.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bobert
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 07:37 PM

Ahhhh, hate to bring up this little theory that the Wes Ginny Slide Rule has 'bout life but it goes something like this: In the last minute of life (as we know it) the projector runs backward at an astounding speed and that everything that we thought we lived and accomplished just poofs away...

Yeah, kinda creepy but ain't no one here can refute it...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 08:32 PM

Mr. Peace,
if you wre talking about cognitive experiences or even spiritual you might, on one hand be right, you might have a real experience and a counterfeit one. But you are talking rather about some first exerience of a re-experience which means, "I am experiencing something that I experienced before for the first time. Expirience means exactly that, it was tasted , experienced. For the true experience it is not deja vu, you are experiencing the real experience for the first time since the first one was not a real experience. Even cooler, no? You cannot experience a re-experience for the first time. It's an oximoron.
to Mr. Bobert
I might refute it at the time of my death, that would be a personal experience, but even if that happened in my death (let's assume I died now, Lord forbid) even though I experienced such a retrogression it is true for only me not for this thread. The thred would keep going forward even if I died, just like many people died at this moment that I am writing but that didn't reverse the thread.
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 08:50 PM

"It's an oximoron."

Pardon, son, you mean it's a paradox.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 09:16 PM

And I wish to say that you are a very polite young man. Refreshing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 12:41 AM

Polite I am, paradox might by, or contradiction maybe antinomy, didn't want to offend you, sir. If you find yourself offended I appologize,
young I am but not disrespectful,
Muser


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 12:50 AM

You are not at all offensive. However, I kindly implore you: please do not call me sir. I have yet to be knighted.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:37 AM

most above are missing the point.

This debate's about the concept of proving the possibilty of the contrived word 'Impossiblity' as opposed to the very similar real word 'Impossibility'.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 04:10 AM

To the guests in this reversed world.

Adieu and farewell, goodbye to my dear ones,
That politely disputed me, even those that drew guns.
The time for my departure has reached the high point,
Do not throw rocks at me nor do my head anoint.

The dwelling is calling and I must return,
Where Zero has ceased and philosophies burn,
Beyond the nebula of ceaseless worries,
Where fetid tongue is plucked, there are no foul stories.

This squalid experience in a decaying realm,
Compels me to grab my liberating helm,
I'm setting sail, no more will you see,
The scribbles and thoughts manufactured by me.

Return home I must where time progresses onward,
And does not slumber in the path of inexorable downward,
Go home, mariner, where events are in their positive course,
The reversed world I bequeath, on those that crave for worse.

Beyond the Horizon, the poet recited,
Where all the fears from my back alighted.
Beyond the invisible on the low line in the sky,
Where the mist and dew collide, a martyr cease to cry.

The muse(r) I am, philosopher and teacher,
Though some may call me Rabbi or even a preacher,
All languages I speak, I'm a linguist and polyglot,
They cast the dices, the fate adjudged my lot.

Beyond the heavens, where there are no probabilities,
Beyond the experience, without impossibilities,
An absolute is affixed like a cemented stone,
To my home I go, I leave you alone.

The silver thread is broken, and golden I received,
By thinking that you progress the humanity is deceived.
The nil you'll never reach, ad infinitum you roll.
In the negative, beneath Zero, forever you will stroll.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossibility-prove it is possible.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 08:11 AM

speling


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Darowyn
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 08:40 AM

If there were an infinite number of posts on this thread, then the length of a single post would be zero. one/infinity =zero.
So if each post had a length of zero, the whole thread would have zero length.
However many zeroes you have ,you still have nothing.
Thus when the length of the thread increased from very large to infinite, it would have gone backwards.
QED.
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: robomatic
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 08:56 AM

impossibility t'ain't nothin'
I've established nonexistence!
LXIX


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 02:31 PM

The Muser has left us with a song,he said he will not dispute any longer. I am afraid he might wherever he's going. Don't know what to think of him though sometime he seemed arrogant sometimes humble, he made a hgood point. But Iam not very impressed by himmind you, I've met many people in my life that constantly wants to debate. One of which I married,


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 05:35 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 11:30 PM

In a binary world, all is either 0 or 1.....but I prefer a broader perspective.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:37 AM

The Muser left the forum right when I was gonna prove him wrong.
Pat


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 05:34 PM

ah, let's just cut this thread


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 06:07 PM

Ive been busy for a while but I am now seeing the argument that Zero does not exist. How thwn can -Zero exist like 35 degrees below Zero.

True that Zero is just a reference point that is different in F and C.

Every measure is a reference point like pounds, MPH, KWH.

In any event there is definately a Zero there can be less than Zero.

If not, prove it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 06:21 PM

LOL

There is nothing to prove!


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Sep 06 - 04:52 PM

might as well be.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bert
Date: 05 Sep 06 - 05:26 PM

An infinite number is an impossibility.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Mr Happy
Date: 05 Sep 06 - 07:14 PM

its truly 'Impossibli'!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 05:09 PM

I believe anything is possible and that it is impossible to prove me wrong.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,Betsy
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 05:12 PM

What?


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Peace
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 05:40 PM

Well, yes and no.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Bert
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 06:12 PM

If a troll starts a thread it is impossible for the usual suspects not to join in.


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 10:48 PM

Why did chicken cross road?

To prove to the possum ir was possible!

(Hi Bert!)

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: Impossiblity-prove it is possible.
From: Old Guy
Date: 06 Sep 06 - 11:23 PM

Who sang:

"My name is Bertram, I am a redneck, all my friends they call me Burt (Hi, Burt!)"


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