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What does "It is nearly an oxymoron" mean in the contex? There is a widely held notion that does plenty of damage, the notion of 'scientifically proved.' It is nearly an oxymoron. The very foundation of science is to keep the door open to doubt. What does "It is nearly an oxymoron" mean in the contex?
6 мар. 2014 г., 6:11
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Hey Terry. An "oxymoron" is a figure of speech that juxtaposes contradictory concepts so in this case they are saying that ''scientifically proven " is an oxymoron because science is supposed to give way to doubt and when you 'prove' something, you make it an absolute truth and there is no chance for doubts.
6 марта 2014 г.
Hello Terry: Oxymora are self-contradictory statements. A clear example would be a phrase like: "Circular Squares" or "Married Bachelors". Here are some links to assist you. http://www.y-knot.com/top_50_oxymoron_list.htm http://www.wordexplorations.info/oxymora-1.html
6 марта 2014 г.
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