But my experiences with absolutism instruct me to always hold out the possibility, however absurd the position appears to be, that things might be different than they appear.
Well, that's kind of the point of the thread. I was interested to see what people took to be "impossible", given the evidence or lack of it.
So far, few have offered any real things that they consider truly, 100% impossible. Blondie was even willing to say that she wasn't in a position to name ANYTHING as impossible. From my limited perspective, this seems like a mark of a healthy group of people. The more things on your "impossible" and "definite" lists, the less likely you are to be open-minded and considering facts in forming the lists.
At least, that's my supposition. It is most assuredly NOT impossible for that supposition to change. :-) (But I doubt it)
p.s. I know you're gonna try it... licking your elbow I mean
And yes, I did try. And no, I couldn't. But I was SO close, I wondered if Gene Simmons could do it... Dave