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Re: Logical Fallacies.
Posted By: Travholt, on host
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2001, at 01:23:49
In Reply To: Logical Fallacies. posted by Faux Pas on Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at 11:22:28:

> 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?

If you were Norwegian or Danish, you'd already know where to look. :-) The Norwegian (but Danish resident) writer Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) has written a comedy play called "Erasmus Montanus", where a farmer's son goes to university and comes back with his head full of ideas that he knows more than anyone else in his home town. Using logical fallacies, he turns his mother into a stone -- and back again:

"A stone cannot fly. Mother Nille cannot fly. Ergo, Mother Nille is a stone!"

Trav"ergo, you are a stone"holt.

Link: Read the first part of this ...

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