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  • adjective Not conceived


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  • It is the reality of "my story," even as yet unconceived, that loosens the hold of phantasy.

    Attached to Reading: Mary Shelley's Psychical Reality

  • Driving home, I could see that my idiocy wasn't as severe as Burress 'FAIL, but it felt similarly significant and intrinsically linked to the surname of my unconceived seed.

    Brandon Perkins: Please Don't Call My Unborn Son "Cheddar Plax"

  • Much of the rest of his case is taken up with discussing historical examples illustrating that earlier scientists did not simply ignore or dismiss, but instead genuinely failed to conceive of the serious, fundamentally distinct theoretical possibilities that would ultimately come to displace the theories they defended, only to be displaced in turn by others that were similarly unconceived at the time.

    Underdetermination of Scientific Theory

  • In the progression from Aristotelian to Cartesian to Newtonian to contemporary mechanical theories, for instance, the evidence available at the time each earlier theory dominated the practice of its day also offered compelling support for each of the later alternatives (unconceived at the time) that would ultimately come to displace it.

    Underdetermination of Scientific Theory

  • * Still thinking about the 'Forever Pregnant' article currently being talked about, still slightly disturbed by the concentration of information on the interests of unconceived possible and future children.

    May 18th, 2006

  • As for the 36 tracks themselves, to me they sound like building blocks, parts of a yet-unreleased, maybe even yet-unconceived whole. » Let there be remixes and mashups

  • You know, I have a similar scheme in my head involving my brother, his wife, and their theoretical as yet unconceived children.

    The First Estate

  • But I suppose "you" could be my unconceived children.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • And if general cost-benefit principles tell us nothing about how to treat the unborn, they most certainly tell us nothing about how to treat the unconceived.

    More Sex Is Safer Sex

  • But if the answer is no—if the unconceived have no moral status—then surely there can be no moral objection to our trashing the entire earth, to the point where there will be no future generations.

    More Sex Is Safer Sex


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