Is "anything truly possible " ?

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  1. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    known laws of physics dictate that a moon that decays becomes matter that may then collect and turn into a sun
    though, your literal philosophical debate concept of the label can not be a different label, is not physics.
    it is philosophy manipulating conformity of physics laws to reverse engineer philosophical debate of literal logic debate, as speakpigion does.
    not really my thing.
    i prefer astrophysics to philosophical logic theory

    note my apologies i did not realise this was in the philosophy section.
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Yes they are. And also made of water.
    They defy your criteria for being impossible.
     
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  5. river

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    Really Dave , really ?
     
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  7. river

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    Okay .

    But in the Moons present form it is not possible for the Moon to become a Sun .
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Dave : leaning against goalpost, again :
    river : picking up goalpost, running another hundred yards away, putting it down, and hollering back 'Oh yeah? Well what about now??'" :
     
  9. river

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    Dave

    The Moon in its present form will never become a Sun .
     
  10. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Don't tell me after the warning by James, he is still posting nonsense in the sciences sections? FMD, how stupid!
     
  11. river

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    The Moon in its present form will never become a Sun . pad .
     
  12. TheFrogger Banned Valued Senior Member

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    The moon will exist forever, as will the Sun and Stars.
     
  13. Yazata Valued Senior Member

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    If something is actual, it seemingly must also be possible.

    So, the simple fact that reality exists seems to imply the conclusion that something is possible.

    But I sense that isn't what you mean. You seem to be saying that there's no proof that everything is possible.

    And if that's what you mean, then I'm inclined to agree with you.

    We encounter serious difficulties when we talk about the possibility of counter-factual states of affairs. (States of affairs that don't actually pertain, the way things might have been.) I don't think that anyone really knows how to assign modal terms like 'possible' or 'necessary' to those.

    https://www.iep.utm.edu/mod-meta/

    https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/counterfactuals/
     
  14. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    Nup, everything has a "use by date"
     
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  15. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I guess it depends river, on how you define ''possible,'' and ''impossible.'' Our imaginations can lead us to thinking that ''anything'' is ''possible,'' but many ideas/concepts/things are not logically probable.
     
  16. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i just removed everyone from my ignore list except 2 members who i think may be incels judging by moderators comments.

    possible & anything may start to get mixed up
     
  17. river

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    Nor reasonable . So the probability becomes zero . Hence not possible .
     
  18. just me Registered Senior Member

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    if everything must exist, then the existence of everything at least must be possible.

    and non existence can't exist, as it is the non existence of non existence.

    so, everything must exist, because the non existence of anything can not exist.
     
  19. Vociferous Valued Senior Member

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    If you mean "is the logically impossible possible", then no. The logically impossible is a contradiction. There can be no such thing as a square circle, because squares and circles have definitions that are mutually exclusive.
     
  20. river

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    True

    And beyond .
     
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  21. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Infinity?
     
  22. river

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    Yes
     
  23. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Well played, Buzz...
     
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