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  • It is done all the time:

    The term "Law" refers less to elements that are truth and more towards just very solid observations. The concept of water being on fire, for instance, was against the laws of nature in the past. Now we know you can easily light water on fire with Mg and you cannot put out a Mg fire with water at all.

    The core elements like thermodynamics are always being sought after and understood and even that law has undergone major changes in the past two hundred years. Then you've elements like faster-than light travel (supposedly impossible), time travel (supposedly impossible), gravitational particles (shouldn't exist), quantum physics (supposedly to be uniform, of course it isn't at all), and various other problems that create extreme conditions for our Sciences.

    The Laws of Science are simply "Strong Constants" from which to start. They are as apt to change (though not entirely) as any other laws.

  • Any law can be violated because of limited knowledge that lead to the construction of such law.

    First ask your self, what are this laws? Where these laws discovered with full understanding? Where these laws defined as they should or where they defined in constraint of the limited knowledge of who discovered them? For example, the law of gravity has its limits which may not apply to certain objects that attributes certain factors which make the law of gravity not applicable. So therefore the law of gravity was made law due to limited understanding else there should have being clauses or objects definite in the law. Logically it is possible to violate all man made presumed laws of nature because they construed with limited understanding. These so called laws where put in place by factors beyond human and physical comprehension, hence why base or restrict the violation to human or physical abilities. When considering violation of laws of nature, it should not be restricted to logical and physically possible violations cause nature in itself is far beyond our human comprehension. In all the laws discorvered, almost all have been violated already just by physical and intellectual human abilities not to talk of metaphysical and other. Once upon a time it was impossible to move at certain speeds due to our limited understanding of many factors and it was said the laws wont let, speeds are breached everyday. What are this laws exactly ? In conclusion, we have very limited knowledge to ascertain something a law yet, therefore man made understanding laws of nature would always be violated, its not a question of possibility.

  • Technically.. There are no laws.

    I know, that sounds stupid. But really, with the unlimited (And truly, unlimited.) amount of possibilities available to us, anything can be manipulated. 100 years ago, if you asked a man to defy gravity, he would say, "impossible!" Upon further explanation, he might say that there are laws in this world; laws that nothing can change. Now, if you were to ask a man today to 'defy gravity' he would either:
    a) Burst into a lyrical rendition from the Broadway musical Wicked
    or
    b) Say something along the lines of, "I'm not a rocket scientist!"

    So who knows, the idea of breaking the natural laws of our universe sounds crazy; but nothing is impossible. Nothing.

  • It may be possible

    This answer is based off of my definition of "the laws of nature" being man's scientific laws, i.e. laws of physics.
    I can't say it's definitely possible, but it might be. I've never violated any law of nature, nor have I witnessed any law of nature be violated. However, just because I haven't seen it doesn't mean it's impossible. Laws of nature. Laws of nature are based off of man's limited world view. It is likely that in 100 years some things science calls factual today will no longer be considered so. If not in 100 years, certainly in 1000 years. We only see so much, and even if we could see all of the universe, or megaverse, or beyond, we'd still put our own imperfect spin on it. So absolutely, what we call laws of nature could be violated.

  • Well, the God of the Bible can.

    Since the God of the Bible (nothing is impossible for Him) can violate the laws of nature (He is not restricted by them), then those who believe in Him (those who are saved) can. After all, Philippians 4:13 (KJV) says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." So, the answer is yes. It is indeed possible to violate the laws of nature.

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  • Nope nope nope

    It's a pretty good argument THAT THE LAWS OF NATURE are the unbreakable laws. They are what makes us and everything around us what we are. Breaking the laws of nature would result in chaos. You probably couldn't do. Maybe you could but to do it you would have to reach very high standards and do a lot of hard rules and basically abide by other laws of nature. So yeah don't try. It won't end well if you do succeed which you won't. You'll just waste you life trying.

  • Depends on your definition of possible.

    By definition, since the laws of nature are descriptions of how the physical world behaves, it is PHYSICALLY impossible to defy the laws of nature, although it is not LOGICALLY impossible. That being said, if we define possible as a simple absence of logical contradiction, then we are opening up a wide array of ridiculous things.

  • No it is not

    There may be laws of Nature that have not yet been discovered. However known or not, they are still laws (even if they are never discovered). Everything has an answer, and to find the truth we need imagination and skepticism both. "Somewhere something incredible is waiting to be known" -Sagan.

  • By definition no

    If something is a law of nature then you won't be able to break it. Everything that exists exists in nature. Hence is something "goes against nature" it just goes against your preconceived assumptions about what is and is not possible in nature. People who try to make political arguments on the grounds of "X is unnatural" should be dismissed as incoherent cranks.

  • The question is flawed.

    Are you referring to the laws that we, Man, establish from the observation of reality or do you mean the actual laws that bind reality?

    The first can be broken, obviously, and they have been many times throughout history. As a matter of fact, some scientist in a lab is probably breaking some law of nature right now and tomorrow he'll tell the scientific community about it and we'll come up with a new law. This kind of laws are constantly changing and in 100 years our set of laws will probably be very different from the one we have right now, as we learn more and more about reality.

    If you're referring to second option, to the actual laws that bind reality, the answer is No. This is because they're not "laws" in the sense that you shouldn't break them and if you do you'll be punished. They're "laws" because they effectively limit what's possible in reality, they define the interactions between the elements, they set the speed at which the Moon orbits the Earth. The very notion of breaking them isn't just impossible, it's unfathomable.

    Either way, you should have worded your question better.

  • Any violation would be incoperated

    Lets say that the fine structure constant is observed one day to change. This would technically be a violation of the laws of nature as we've defined them. However, the next day we'd state that the fine structure constant is actually variable, and that would be the new law of nature. Even God would fall under laws of nature the way they are interpreted.


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Formerland1 says2014-07-31T03:57:34.837
They can't be broken but other laws exist that sometimes alow you to bypass other laws. Like spacetime manipulation and the speed of light.