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  • verb Present participle of posit.

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Examples

  • "I don't believe in positing all these conditional questions about the future," said Cameron.

    David Cameron claims welfare reform will save in the long run

  • P A Nelson: If one is going to posit divine creation for one primordial cell, there's not a great difference inferentially in positing multiple such origins.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • If one is going to posit divine creation for one primordial cell, there's not a great difference inferentially in positing multiple such origins.

    A Disclaimer for Behe?

  • The irresponsible part was in positing cancer (!) vs. this plan, as if those were the only options available.

    Treating Cancer with Landscape Architecture

  • Rather than positing a morphological realm, an atemporal essentialist (and therefore, to my mind, bogus) "space" where the form of a CHAIR is, was, and ever will be, what I'm positing is a process where you take a horizontal section of the plane and have hundreds, thousands, millions of branch and twig sections which are all manifestations of the CHAIR.

    Archive 2006-07-01

  • Anyway ... fitting all this into the original three-axes-of-story idea, what I'm positing is a third axis which can be analysed in terms of elements which actively challenge suspension of disbelief, which play with subjunctivity, invoke incredulity:

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Anyway ... fitting all this into the original three-axes-of-story idea, what I'm positing is a third axis which can be analysed in terms of elements which actively challenge suspension of disbelief, which play with subjunctivity, invoke incredulity:

    Strange Fiction 9

  • Rather than positing a morphological realm, an atemporal essentialist (and therefore, to my mind, bogus) "space" where the form of a CHAIR is, was, and ever will be, what I'm positing is a process where you take a horizontal section of the plane and have hundreds, thousands, millions of branch and twig sections which are all manifestations of the CHAIR.

    On Existence And Eternity

  • Jersey Exile, in positing that Iraq is A cause of the London bombing, is like a doctor who confuses a symptom with a disease.

    You expected maybe the Donald Rumsfeld fan club? « BuzzMachine

  • In other news, a rare insightful anonymous comment reveals great amusement in positing Intelligent Faller Theory, an extension of Intelligent Design which posits:

    Random Notes From A Tired Weasel

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