antinomy


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an·tin·o·my

(an-tin'ō-mē), Do not confuse this word with antimony.
A contradiction between two principles, each of which is considered true.
[anti- + G. nomos, law]

antinomy

A contradiction between two rules or laws, each of which is considered true.

True contradictions are not known to exist in science, only disparate explanations for poorly-understood phenomena in the biophysical universe.

an·tin·o·my

(an-tinŏ-mē) Do not confuse this word with antimony.
A contradiction between two principles, each of which is considered true.
[anti- + G. nomos, law]
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