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porous

Biology Geology having pores; poriferous
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porous

[′pȯr·əs]
(materials)
Filled with pores.
Capable of absorbing liquids.
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Therefore, the openness of thought must be combined with openness to equivocation in negatively capable thought in order to maintain the productivity of thinking porously: essentially, to keep thinking and to maintain the possibility that things could be otherwise.
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