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    In truth, it's a philosophical argument that's rather silly.
    Of course, most philosophical arguments are silly, if you come down to it. Why dont we just forget 'em all and get on with out lives?
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    Originally posted by Alcatraz


    Of course, most philosophical arguments are silly, if you come down to it. Why dont we just forget 'em all and get on with out lives?
    I'm with you, this is starting to make my head hurt.
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    quit the pseudo philosophy. the adjective dark does exist. It is when light is not reflected into the eye. the adjective light occurs when light is reflected into the eye. Obvious there is an opposite here. Light reflecting into the eye and light not reflecting into the eye.
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    Thank you oblio, that's just the short and sensible thing I was looking for.
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    Originally posted by Alcatraz
    Of course, most philosophical arguments are silly, if you come down to it. Why dont we just forget 'em all and get on with out lives?
    I disagree, philosophical arguments are not all silly, IMO. Some of them are very intriguing. This particular one is rather obviously (as oblio pointed out) not one of the intriguing ones (to me anyways).

    Anyhow, the kind of discussion on whether or not all philosophical arguments are silly is probably best left to another thread.
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    But most philosophical arguments are unnecessary, just a bit entertaining. And this may or may not be of interest to you, I'm just trying to make an argumental point.
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    Well, it depends on how you mean by 'opposite', because any opposite has similarities to the original item. For instance, white might not the opposite of black, because they have many similarities. They are both colors...

    It really depends on the CONTEXT, in other words, in what WAY are they opposite? Nothing is "totally" opposite to something else.
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    Computer logic is based on opposites.
    It's called Boolean algebra.
    Maybe the opposites are arbitrarily defined,
    but they have a practical, physical origin.
    Every binary digit (bit) is literally represented
    by a switch that is either on (conducting current)
    or off.
    But many things in daily life, that we think of
    as opposite, are only gradations of the same
    thing ie heat/cold are just relative quantities
    of heat.
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    Of course there is opposites stick your hand in a freezer for a couple of hours take it out then what does it start doing well warm up so that would be the opposite. Cold/Hot. Or take a shower then dry yourself off well now your dry Wet/Dry.



    Well, it depends on how you mean by 'opposite', because any opposite has similarities to the original item. For instance, white might not the opposite of black, because they have many similarities. They are both colors...
    Because there similar does not mean they are not opposites. Plus black and white are not colors there shades. Not to correct you or anything it's my opinion





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