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Does impotence exist?

  1. May 9, 2005 #1
    Does the opposite of omnipotence exist?

    (i dont know the right word for it, is it impotence/nihipotence/nonpotence/something else?)
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  3. May 9, 2005 #2
    If you are asking about fisical existence, then no: it is impossible to exist without occupying space (but again, it also depends on your definition fo the opposite of omnipotent. For me, it is that something is nowhere).
  4. May 9, 2005 #3


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    Impotence certainly exists; many men suffer from it.
  5. May 9, 2005 #4
    haha, good one. but he doesn't mean it that way....
  6. May 9, 2005 #5
    I found this definition of omnipotence on wikipedia:

    So i think the opposite of omnipotence would be "something with no power whatsoever".
  7. May 9, 2005 #6
    thansk for that, this changes my position.

    Yes, impotnece exists: esclaves. (there are still many)
  8. May 9, 2005 #7
    What are esclaves?
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