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  1. Hypotheticals

    Hypotheticals are situations, statements or questions about something imaginary rather than something real. Hypotheticals deal with the concept of "what if?"'. Grammatically, the term is a noun formed from an adjective, and the word is pluralized because it refers to the members of a class of hypothetical things. Hypotheticals are very important because they provide a means for understanding what we would do if the world was different. Although this may assist our understanding of risk, and help us plan and create a new and better future, hypotheticals also help us understand the past, and why things happened or how things work. For example, in seeking to understand why a war started we could ask: "What if the parties had talked more first? Would they have worked out a better way of solving their problems? Could war have been averted?" Hypotheticals about the past are challenging to consider, as it is not possible to enter the past to change things according to our hypotheticals and determine what then may have occurred. The philosopher David Lewis suggested in his book Counterfactuals that when we use hypotheticals, what we mean is: "In an imaginary world, exactly like ours, except in the one difference we are talking about ...". This idea is often called "possible worlds" and some people believe they actually exist, only we can't get to them, because the whole point is that they are different to our world.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypotheticals in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hypotheticals in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of hypotheticals in a Sentence

  1. Amy Klobuchar on Saturday:

    My answer has been the same from the very beginning which is, right now I am focused on my state. I am focused on our country, leading the effort so we can vote in November, i'm just not going to engage in hypotheticals. And I know one thing for sure, Joe Biden was Joe Biden. Joe Biden knows what it takes to be a good vice president. Joe Biden's going to make that decision.

  2. Kamala Harris:

    I'm just not going to engage in hypotheticals, i know one thing for sure, Joe Biden was Joe Biden. Joe Biden knows what it takes to be a good vice president. Joe Biden's going to make that decision.

  3. Link Starbureiy:

    Dealing in hypotheticals is a futile cause with no effect on any actuality. All potentials lead to the one reality you are experiencing right now.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    While I understand Robert Mueller reluctance to answer hypotheticals or deviate from the carefully worded conclusions Robert Mueller drew on Robert Mueller charging decisions, there are, nevertheless, a great many questions Robert Mueller can answer that go beyond the report, including any counterintelligence issues and classified matters that were not addressed in Robert Mueller findings.

  5. Armstrong Williams:

    Dr. Carson is very dismissive of the question because it was hypothetical and Dr. Carson does not answer in hypotheticals. And so he intentionally did not answer the question, dr. Carson is still on a learning curve.

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