Umm, no, that comment would not be known by that logical fallacy. Note
Robatoy did not say that *because* they were exposed to public prayer in
school and *because* they turned out OK, therefore, it was the exposure to
public prayer that caused them to turn out OK. Robatoy merely stated that
*even though* they were exposed to religious beliefs which they may not have
held while they were in public school, they turned out OK. i.e. that
exposure was neither causative nor detrimental to the final condition at
which they arrived. Look that up in your college logic text and get back
with us on that one.
For someone who has taken it upon himself to lecture this group on proper
application of logic, you don't seem to have a real firm grasp of the
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
On Jul 26, 5:01 pm, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
Yeah. So much.
He drew the correlation -- the BASIS OF the "correlation does not
equal causation" fallacy.
Read it again. Here:
[QUOTE]Look at all the old bastards around you. They all grew up in
that environment. Didn't turn out too bad, did they?"[/QUOTE]
The correlation is actually quite EXplicit, in that statement.
Whether you're saying it's positive causation (DID cause it) OR
negative causation (neither caused NOR contributed TO it), either is a
plain old, garden-variety logical fallacy.
Go find a logician, if need be, or ... look into it:
Or find your own source.
BTW ... IF there were a moderate/Liberal who participated on this
site ... one who ignored facts, spewed logical fallacies, and or
reasoned backward from conclusion to "support FOR" that conclusion ...
I might be inclined to jump THEIR shit, too.
But ... the more moderate the Wreck contributor, it seems, the more
valid their positions, the better thought-through their reasoning, and
the more sound their logic.
Oh ... I don't think so.
Look at all the old bastards around you. They all grew up in that
environment. Didn't turn out too bad, did they?
Bigotry is still alive and well.
Our generation leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to toleration
of our fellow man.
On Sun, 25 Jul 2010 16:48:36 -0700, Robatoy wrote:
Well, I do remember when the pledge of allegiance did not have the words
"under God" in it. I don't remember any religion in my public schools
and I grew up in the bible belt. If there was any, it certainly didn't
leave much of an impression :-).
Intelligence is an experiment that failed - G. B. Shaw
On Mon, 26 Jul 2010 16:20:56 +0000 (UTC), Larry Blanchard
Damn, Larry. You're really an old farte, aintcha? They added those
words in 1954, the year after I was born. ;)
It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness;
poverty and wealth have both failed.
-- Kin Hubbard
Only because the extreme Left are a Godless bunch and want to shove
their agenda down the throats of those kids who DO have a belief of
their own. I think people should be allowed to worship and not have
their prayers outlawed by some legislative body. It's similar to the
abortion issue. I don't believe in abortions (other than for difficult
medical issues) but I DO believe a woman should be able to decide her
path for herself. You cannot legislate morals.
Yet we do legislate morals. In some cultures a vengeance or honor killing is
within the law. I ours, it is not. Morals are an integral part of a culture.
Oh, boo-hoo-hoo! Diddy-diddy-boo!
There's hardly a single republican I agree with about ANYTHING but I
think Phil Graham was talking about Mark & Juanita when he said that we've
become a nation of whiners.
THE SKY IS FALLING! THE SKY IS FALLING! clucked Chicken Little.
Got your Medicare going on, Mark?
Dave in Houston
On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:28:40 -0400, Michael Kenefick
(Topposting corrected, you heel.)
What? You're paying $15k/yr for each -person- now? What Cadillac
policy do you have? I'm talking about the bare minimum policy, with
massive co-pays, gigantic thresholds, enormous out-of-pocket expenses.
Actuals, once they set them, will probably be half again more.
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels,
throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions,
without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act
with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
By "No one realized" I assume you meant "Not enough realized". A whole
boat load of us recognize the lame stream media for what it is, and
realized exactly what he meant. The problem was not enough of us voted
to overcome the dunderheads and ACORN voter fraud to stop him.
Hopefully this will change, but between voter apathy and voter fraud who
Got Change: More Unemployment! More Debt! More Fraud! Less Freedom!
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