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possibilities are impossibly true for them to be possible

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Started: 10/6/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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vi_spex

Pro

is is true
George1984

Con

Happy to be debating you!

First, let's define possible and impossible:

- Possible - that can be done or achieved, or that can exist

- Impossible - unable to exist, happen, or be achieved; not possible:

Therefore, blankly, they are double negatives. They cancel each other out. Henceforth, possibilities can't equal impossibilities.

To conclude, I'll dissect your phrase. "Possibilities are impossibly..." but this is impossible. If we represent possible using the number 1 and impossible using the number 0: in no way in our known universe can 1 = 0. "...impossibly true for them to be possible", this is a continuation of the previous argument, 1 is unequal to 0.

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Debate Round No. 1
vi_spex

Pro

possibilities are impossibly not possibilities

possibility=0
something=1
George1984

Con

Your equation makes no sense. Impossible = 0 because it is currently impractical to garner anything out of the universe. Possible = 1 because it is feasible to garner something out of reality.

If someone says they have an object in Box A, the possibility is there. Now, this is not impossible. There could very well be an object in Box A. It's not impossible. Now if you open Box A and there is no object, that doesn't mean it's impossible for an object to be in the box. You could possibly put an object into Box A.

Another example, let's say Larry King wanted to conquer the world in a week. This wouldn't be impossible for him to do, there are a variety of ways he could do this. The possibility of him being able to accomplish world domination is very, very, slim. It's not impossible though, he has the potential to do it.

The only impossibilities of modern times are due to our lack of understanding of the universe. It's currently improbable to time travel, but it will become a viable option one day. It's currently difficult to travel to the fourth dimension, but the possibility of being able to lingers.

In conclusion, the statement 'impossible' only exists because of humanity's lack of understanding and advancement in the scientific and philosophical field. Every obstacle can be overcome using the perfect tactic, it's just, currently, the perfect tactics are strenuous to discover.
Debate Round No. 2
vi_spex

Pro

can be is not

1=something=transformation=absolute
0=nothing=creation+destruction=possible+impossible
George1984

Con

Here's your next argument, 1=something=transformation=absolute. This would make 1 all possibilities.

The final rebuttal, 0=nothing=creation+destruction=possible+impossible, could be solved with basic algebra. Possible and impossible are opposites, therefore, they cancel each other out. This equates to 0. Earlier, 0 = impossible, therefore it is impossible for possible and impossible to add up. This simple equation has already undervalued the response. It states, impossible + possible = 0. It has no solution, therefore, it is very probable that impossibility doesn't exist. Everything is possible if it is worked by a certain standard.

The equation part of my argument was just one statement, no where do you retort my other arguments made.

I'll outline my previous points made that were not confronted:

- The concept of impossible is false, because everything can be solved with a certain, perfect tactic.

"The only impossibilities of modern times are due to our lack of understanding of the universe. It's currently improbable to time travel, but it will become a viable option one day. It's currently difficult to travel to the fourth dimension, but the possibility of being able to lingers."

- There is always an alternative possibility to triumph over impossibilities.

"If someone says they have an object in Box A, the possibility is there. Now, this is not impossible. There could very well be an object in Box A. It's not impossible. Now if you open Box A and there is no object, that doesn't mean it's impossible for an object to be in the box. You could possibly put an object into Box A."

- The reason for modern 'impossibilities' is because humans have yet to develop coherent solutions for complications.

"In conclusion, the statement 'impossible' only exists because of humanity's lack of understanding and advancement in the scientific and philosophical field. Every obstacle can be overcome using the perfect tactic, it's just, currently, the perfect tactics are strenuous to discover."

Thank you for taking the time for an entertaining debate!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by whiteflame 7 months ago
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5 points to Con (Conduct, S&G, Arguments). Reasons for voting decision: Pro attempted to make arguments, but Con rebutted all of them. Con provided definitions as well, and had better spelling and grammar. Pro side did not rebut anything.

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Posted by vi_spex 7 months ago
vi_spex
can be, not is
Posted by vi_spex 7 months ago
vi_spex
possibilities are creation, not real
Posted by vi_spex 7 months ago
vi_spex
hypothetically ofc
Posted by vi_spex 7 months ago
vi_spex
you might have a coin in your hand, you might not, i see it if you open it
Posted by canis 7 months ago
canis
Think it is about knowing/not knowing..You can know. You can not know anything if any degree of possibility is involved. Possibilities are by definition lies/non existent truth.
Posted by skipsaweirdo 7 months ago
skipsaweirdo
You're right possibilities are not true they are only possibly true.
Posted by vi_spex 7 months ago
vi_spex
possibilities are not true

ups it might not even be in your hand
Posted by canis 7 months ago
canis
I have a coin in one of my closed hands behind my back...The possibiliti that I hold it in the left hand is 50%.. I open both hands..1. Ups it was in the right.. 2. Ups it was in the left... So possibilities are true as possibilities. But they do not exist. Or are not true as an existence.
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