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The Replacements teach Syllogisms!

The press surrounding The Replacements homecoming show at Midway stadium has a common thread. There’s always a mention of only two original members, and the money grab. 403 more words

Critical Thinking

A weird way to show gratitude

I have had to watch a number of people wrestle with the side-effects of various forms of pharmaceutical medications (anti-psychotic drugs being the most complicated in my experience). 1,317 more words


Socrates, Evolution, and the Word "Theory"

What’s wrong with this argument? More than you think!

All men are mortal.
Socrates is a man.
Therefore Socrates is mortal.

It’s perfectly valid, meaning that if the premises are true, the conclusion must also be true. 2,235 more words


Debate 101: how a college course (and one assignment in particular) still serves me today.

Who doesn’t love a good debate?

I’m not sure what spurred the memory but the other night I got to thinking about a sophomore debating class I took at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 383 more words

Define Your Terms, Dr. Dawkins: A Rational Response

The other day, Richard Dawkins decided to illustrate syllogisms for his Twitter followers.  Fine, good; more people should understand logic and how to use it. 703 more words

Rape: In Absolutist Terms. A response to Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins tweeted today that ‘date rape is bad. Stranger rape at knife point is worse. If you think this is an endorsement of date rape, then go away and learn how to think’. 588 more words