Provided we agree on what a letter is and we can see and count, then little else is problematic; a number is an accurate and efficient device for signifying this physical entity
. But what of the use of numbers to signify social entities?
However, the book will still be interesting if you are considering the library as a physical entity
. Most of the "big picture" ideas about libraries still hold true.
Virginity is as much a state of mind as a physical entity
, so don't think you're not as virginal as the day you were born.
In scientific articles, authors need to refer most of the time to the virus as a physical entity
rather than as a member of a taxonomic class.
Whether said library is a physical entity
or electronic--or, in many cases, a blending of the two--the challenge facing scientists is being able to read the full text of relevant articles without spending their entire research budget in the process.
Science fiction has suggested beings with huge craniums, heads with no bodies, brains with no heads, and intelligent beings with no physical entity
. It is clear that we live in a time when our steadily increasing understanding of the universe is creating people with new points of view about religion, existence, life.
Viewing a record as a physical entity
with distinct and separate phases of usage is difficult with electronic records, as the nature and volatility of these records negates this approach.
He foresees a not-too-distant future in which youngsters are taught within a building that is itself a learning resource rather than just a physical entity
First, it could be argued that actions are movements of a body or some other kind of physical entity
; second, it is possible to hold that it is the desired effects of the action which are identical to bodily movements.
We may explain the actual capacities of an actual physical entity
in functional terms and the components that realize those functions will be real physical entities with capacities that may be explained in functional terms and are functionally apt for alternative realization in the physical domain.