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    Opposites

    This is very simple. I'm currently involved in an argument with a friend. And the question is this: Do opposites exist?
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    Of course opposites exist.
    How can that scientific law of:
    "Opposites attract"
    Be true if there wasn't such a thing as opposites
    to be attracting.

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    Originally posted by Remote_Access_
    Of course opposites exist.
    How can that scientific law of:
    "Opposites attract"
    Be true if there wasn't such a thing as opposites
    to be attracting.

    Remote_Access_
    Not to be offensive but surely that is the point of the discussion, to test such a theory and not just accept.
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    How are you defining 'opposites'? The opposite of High might be Low, but it could be sober depending on the context.
    What is the context of the conversation?
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    The context of this is simply, do tangible opposites exist. For example, I tried to suggest that light was the opposite of dark, but I couldn't prove that because I couldn't prove that darkness is exists.

    Any interpretation on the subject is fine.
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    OR, is darkness the absence of light?
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    Yeah, that too. But I couldn't prove that it was the opposite of light, even with that.
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    Well, I'm not sure what your friend will require for proof, but, if you take him/her into a room, remove the light (turn off the light), would that not leave him or her in the dark?

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    Yes, i guess it would. But does that necessarily make it the opposite of having light.
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    Originally posted by Alcatraz
    Yeah, that too. But I couldn't prove that it was the opposite of light, even with that.
    If you can't prove that darkness is the opposite of light, then try turning the lights off.
    ;P

    Seriously though, tangible opposites do exist. Complete opposites do not exist (IMO), but that goes onto the whole yin-yang theory of how a wrong can contain some right, and a right can contain some wrong...

    If I were you though, I would prove it with electricity or magnets. It is scientific fact that opposite magnetic fields attract, which is along the lines of what Remote_Access_ was talking about earlier.

    In truth, it's a philosophical argument that's rather silly. Tangible opposites exist, but not all circumstances or objects have tangible opposites.
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