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thought experiment

[′thȯt ik′sper·ə·mənt]
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Let's do a thought experiment and see how we can apply the lean principles to the current situation.
The students understand the thought experiment is preliminary to the study of the play, but they are more interested in having their say about what they would do in the face of their and their child's imminent deaths.
In The Good Place (here comes the spoiler), the trolley problem isn't just a thought experiment. It's acted out in vivid detail.
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.
In a (http://www.spoilertv.com/2017/09/the-good-place-episode-206-trolley.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.
The students then traveled around the room commenting on the various thought experiments proposed on chart paper.
In my book, I have attempted to develop a theory of human rights based precisely on this thought experiment.
Though conversational and intimate in her approach, Michele Halberstadt's thought experiment probes the core of what makes friendships persist--and dissolve.
The starting point in our thought experiment is the famous relationship/equation (3)
The book is a quick read and the storyline is simple, comparable to maybe a little thought experiment in the middle of a busy day.
Consider it a thought experiment of a metaphysical rather than scientific kind.
Writers and scientists have been commissioned to collaborate on new short stories that explore the great "what ifs" within physics - The Thought Experiment. The event features physicist Tara Shears, left, and author Adam Marek.