4 Words That Are NOT Synonymous With “Logic”
Jan23

4 Words That Are NOT Synonymous With “Logic”

Read in 6 minutes  Logic is a misused word. I hear people throwing it around all the time. This is illogical, that’s illogical, “No, a fallacy isn’t a lapse in logic.” Logic does not mean, “makes sense,” or “sounds reasonable to me.” It is a very specific thing. logic nounreasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity. Strict principles. You do not get to...

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A True Conclusion Does Not Mean a Valid Argument
Jan18

A True Conclusion Does Not Mean a Valid Argument

Read in 3 minutes Alright guys, I’m going to get all technical for a minute – BUT I promise to break it down so that anybody (yes, anybody) can follow it. And there will be a payoff – you’ll be able to see how true conclusions don’t always mean that what you (or someone else) said was logical. Let’s talk about the most basic structure of a logical argument: If p, then q. Don’t run away! Come...

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Are We Too Sensitive?
Nov08

Are We Too Sensitive?

Read in 2 minutesI wrote the line out, over and over again. I’d write it down, delete it, think about it, write it again. Delete. Repeat. Each time, it was the perfect response when I wrote it down. Each time, it was the perfect analogy. But each time I’d look it over before hitting the ‘Submit’ button and back down, knowing that it was just too shitty a thing to say: “If we go to war with Russia,”...

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The Objectively Logical Answer to Victim Blaming
Nov05

The Objectively Logical Answer to Victim Blaming

Read in 5 minutes   Let’s say I wanted to walk to my friend’s house after dark. I, myself, know that I risk getting attacked while I’m out. But, I really want to see my friend and it’s a nice night out. I’d really just like to go for that stroll. So, I go for this stroll. Let’s get really dark and suppose I’m attacked while I’m out. Let’s discuss the aftermath of that,...

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Happy Holidays – Are We Being Logical or Too Sensitive?
Nov05

Happy Holidays – Are We Being Logical or Too Sensitive?

Read in 4 minutesJump to solution. Guys, some people are going to want you to say “Happy Holiday” this year instead of “Merry Christmas.” I’m not talking about what you say to your family or people you know personally, I’m talking about with the public. Obviously, you’re not going to walk into Catholic mass on Christmas Eve and be expected to say “Happy Holidays.” No, you know the...

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