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thought experiment

[′thȯt ik′sper·ə·mənt]
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In The Good Place (here comes the spoiler), the trolley problem isn't just a thought experiment.
So for just a moment, let us imagine the thought experiment of arming more Good Guys in schools and evaluate the type of society it results in.
html) sneak peek from the episode, Chidi introduces Michael, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) to the popular thought experiment called the Trolley Problem.
Afterward, students were released into groups to create their own thought experiment using the transition words.
To use his own language, this genre might be called "human rights as thought experiment.
Now, for the purposes of our thought experiment on the qualitative meaning of this equation, we will focus only on the obvious: mass and energy are equivalent (but complementary) entities, and the transformation from one to the other is mediated by the speed of light.
Writers and scientists have been commissioned to collaborate on new short stories that explore the great "what ifs" within physics - The Thought Experiment.
With modern electronic communications however, CG's thought experiment is not so fanciful.
He closes the chapter with an ingenious thought experiment concerning two connected computers--two "syntactic systems" designed to mirror the same "semantic system" (p.
Well, the thought experiment was to take a large post-industrial economy--namely the United Kingdom--as my experimental model and to see whether we could engineer a ninety percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions without turning us into a third world country.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Distorting the body image using various computer technologies is an often-used method in contemporary art, sometimes to communicate psychological issues in contemporary society, sometimes as a thought experiment about the future of the human form.
But in a simple thought experiment, libertarianism goes out the window.