“ has not yet received a … technical name; yet the thought that ‘It’s true because I want it to be true’ is perhaps the commonest fallacy of all”–Peter Kreeft (Socratic Logic, p. 68 more words
… to cheer him after the but whoopin’ He got from Swarn Gill the last couple of days.
No evidence, but True nonetheless
Pink fluffy unicorns created the universe while dancing on multicolored Rainbows of pure joy. 189 more words
I have heard it said, or at least implied, that reason is tautological. And this most often, in my experience, by those espousing the “efficacy” and “truth” of eastern philosophy (mysticism), which they present as a counter-means of interpreting reality to that of western “logic”. 721 more words
Names can create power. Finding an existing accepted name is even more helpful. I encountered a management challenge that has been hard to name. After circling the problem for a few weeks, I opened up Pirie’s, … 1,778 more words
If reason is a fallacy, then the question becomes:
What standard is it supposed to have violated?
Well, there is only one standard it could logically violate in order to be proven untrue. 397 more words
My single biggest problem with Creationists is something that I’ve done in my title: treating them as a monolithic group that all believe the same thing. 1,458 more words