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Impossibility

See also Unattainability.
belling the cat
mouse’s proposal for warning of cat’s approach; application fatal. [Gk. Lit.: Aesop’s Fables]
east and west
since one direction is relative to the other, “never the twain shall meet.” [Pop. Usage: Misc.]
leopard’s spots
beast powerless to change them. [O.T.: Jeremiah 13:23]
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Class One Impossibilities are technologies that are impossible today but do not violate the known laws of physics, such as, remarkably, certain forms of telepathy.
I can't say that this question is ever satisfactorily resolved, and while some may feel that that isn't important, the whole nature of the story's climactic gotcha hinges on just how some major impossibilities were engineered.
Ruby Dee wrote in her profound and hilarious book My One Good Nerve: "Lots of people, including myself, are longing for impossibilities.
Our current--but altering--paradigm consists of rules and expectations, many of which were in place before we were born; any new data or phenomena that fail to fit those assumptions and expectations often are rejected as errors or impossibilities.
I use the scare quotes to emphasize, pace Foucault and Derrida, the impossibilities and potentialities of the moment(s) of meaning at the site of reading.
Where many see impossibilities, Bravo honorees see global opportunities.
She often concentrates on movement for movement's sake--its incursions into space, its mesmerizing ebbs and flows, its arresting impossibilities.
Anderson and his wife Maureen, a national speaker and author of "Making Impossibilities Possible," also host a weekly television show.