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Re: What's a Logical Fallacy?
Posted By: Mel, on host
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at 18:17:55
In Reply To: What's a Logical Fallacy? posted by Grishny on Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at 13:15:22:

> > I just received an e-mail from a friend that
> read in part:
> >
> > "I need to help a fifteen year old understand
> logical fallacies. It would help if they are
> funny."
> >
> > Anyone want to help out with some
> examples?
> You need to help a twenty-six year old
> understand logical fallacies. It would help if
> they were funny.
> Gri"DOIHH, COOL!"shny

I wasn't sure what logical fallacies were, either, but I checked out a couple of sites about them and now I *think* I've got some idea. To make a long story short, logic is:

If A equals B,
and B equals C,
then A equals C.

Logical fallacies are cases of someone trying to argue that A equals C, without having the premises necessary to support that conclusion. There's a link below to a list of all the logical fallacies, in case you're interested.

M"And if you still want something funny: Two logicians walk into a bar. The third one ducks."el

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