I Believe In Logical Thinking

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    One trick pony. This isn't exactly a logical

    issue, but if you post much here on experience project and elsewhere, you have probably encountered them. A one trick pony is someone who seizes every opportunity to promote her/his agenda whether or not it is on topic. I have experienced it most from antipsychiatrists who...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Sep 26, 2015

    Argumentum ad iram. This means

    that you dismiss an argument because the person holding it is angry or otherwise emotional. This gets used a lot in political "discussions". Person A makes a point. Person B says that we can't accept the point because Person A is angry and therefore not able to formulate...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Sep 26, 2015

    What Only 51 Members?

    guess everyone else is distracted by the sexually explicit groups
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2011

    I am sick of petty minded people

    that when they are wrong and you tell them backed by fact they throw a hissy and resort to name calling. When you don't take the bait but stay logical, factual and on point they write up more insults then block. As if people can't see their childish behaviour pffffftttttt
    SolitaryElf SolitaryElf
    41-45, F
    1 Response Feb 28, 2015

    Negative proof. Because you can't prove

    something doesn't exist means it does, right? It is a logical fallacy. I heard this a lot when I was speaking out against the war in Iraq. The argument went like this. I would point to the complete lack of evidence that there were any weapons of mass destruction. Even...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Oct 15, 2015

    At some point you can just tell who's a catfish

    and who's not on this just by talking to them 😂
    MrUnmotivated MrUnmotivated
    22-25, M
    Sep 6, 2015

    Argument by assertion.

    This is when you keep repeating a point over and over in the belief that by repeating it as often as you can it will make it true. Creationists are fond of this, but a recent example that I encountered was a anti-Big Pharm/pro-alternative medicine guy who didn't like an...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Sep 16, 2015

    Critical Thinking & Fallacious Logic

    There is no bigger insult to me, when someone attempts to butcher rational thinking...whether it's debates of philosophy, science, spirituality, or anything of the like, too often are bases of a premise comprised of nothing but logical fallacies. So let's just review a few to...
    hemphappy hemphappy
    26-30, M
    Sep 27, 2011

    Non sequiter. It is

    when you address an argument by citing something that has nothing to do with the argument. Recently, I encountered this in a discussion about reparative therapy for homosexuals. My adversary claimed that psychologists stood behind this practice. My wife demonstrated that...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    1 Response Sep 18, 2015

    No True Scotsman Fallacy.

    AHere's a classic: An atheist averred that the problem with religion was that it was responsible for genocide. I pointed out that the Communists, the Khmer Rouge, and the architects of the Reign of Terror were all atheists. He responded with the No True Scotsman Defense...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    1 Response Oct 4, 2015

    The Healing Bead - Rudraksha

    Rudraksha – The Magic Tree No single tree is as rich with scriptural references, spiritual myths and legends as the Rudraksha. Its berries, which are said to represent the tears of Rudra, have long been sought for their supposed medicinal and magical properties. The...
    mrinalhealer mrinalhealer
    31-35
    1 Response Jun 21, 2012

    I believe people need to start practicing a

    routine of backing their morals with logic. If you have no backbone behind your morals and just spill them out as whatever appears right in the moment then you'll be living an undeniably corrupted life. Morals should be premeditated. In fact, they should take years to develop...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    Mar 8, 2016

    Yep I Do

    It seems like the amount of people who actually use logic is significantly decreasing...that's why there are so many problems in the world
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky
    18-21
    1 Response Sep 25, 2011

    We always hear "the rules" from the female side.

    Now here are the Rules from the male side. There are our rules:- Please note.... these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE! 1. Breasts are for looking at and that is why we do it. Don’t try to change that. 1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You’re a big girl. If its up, put it...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    The Logic Gate

    The brain must have a logic gate that some thoughts (e.g. emotions) don't have pass through. I think the processing of thoughts through the logic gate (if one exists) is sometimes delayed for minutes or hours depending on your emotional state. Then there is the age factor where...
    Igneous Igneous
    56-60, M
    Jan 8, 2011

    While this is mostly a great thing

    because my problem solving skills are like BAM! great, it also makes me draw some conclusions that are really hard for people to talk me out of which gets me into a lot of trouble.
    livefreensing livefreensing
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    in any type of situation.

    . I'm always aware of realistic outcomes, never thinking about far fetched disasters out of such little probs like most people, or other girls mainly.. lol never blinded always seeing things for what they really are ☺☺
    blondelife101 blondelife101
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014

    Here's a logical fallacy

    that you can watch for: misleading vividness. This occurs when you focus on a bloody crime -- say the shooting of a police officer -- and conclude from it that there is a "war on police". Misleading vividness ignores statistics -- in this case, 24 police officers had been...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Sep 15, 2015

    I am starting to think I should not go to

    college. Everyone views going to college as being smart and on the road to success. But be smart... If everyone thinks college is how you become successful then they will all flock to it. People want to be rich...duh. If everyone has a college education, there wouldn't be...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    Jan 23, 2016

    And literal speech. Let's say what we mean,

    folks. And in a literal way that doesn't require someone to have to infer your veiled or incoherent meaning.
    apresm0i apresm0i
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    Instead of political correctness we should

    adhere to logic. Spock does in Star Trek! It's logic that determines any outcome in truth. Logic is a progression of thought, relevant thought, that has a power of reasoning. Realisation is a tool and fulfillment of logical thought.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 21, 2014

    My rules for logical thinking are: Do not

    blindly follow anyone or anything. You don't know where they are going. Before you make a claim make sure that you have strong evidence to back that claim up. Just because an answer fits does not make it the only one. The simplest answer might be wrong. It is ok to admit...
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616
    18-21
    Mar 8, 2016

    Causalation. This implies that

    because there is a correlation between two variables, A must cause B or B must cause A. So, based on this reasoning, ice cream sales must be a cause of violent crime because they correlate. This is related to an issue in science known as Galton's Problem. Galton noted that...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Sep 21, 2015

    Logic

    I am thinking today. In my class. In a most logical way. Before the class started, I wrote 'Be Real' on the board. I said that if my instructor gets way off subject (which he does far too much) I would point to the board and say, 'Be Real'. He got way off subject and I started...
    GravG GravG
    31-35, M
    Nov 21, 2013

    I disagree with the current view of psychology,

    teaching you to just think positively(aka ignore your problems). Because when you close your eyes you only manage to make the world ten times darker.
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 7, 2016

    I Have Thought About This For Too Long And It's All About Humans

    I have a great interest in history and politics, since an early age i have been able to connect the dots between seemingly different subjects. What i recently found out through a very simple google search, something that had never occurred to me before to do, was that what i...
    bighed bighed
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2010

    No one told me that the standardized tests are

    timed! Just go ahead and crush my future of getting into a college! So stupid. Hey colleges, this is capitalist America. The consumer doesn't kiss the producers ***, you kiss mine!
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 14, 2015

    "Science was wrong before.

    " This is a tactic frequently used by many who don't like the scientific consensus including people who believe in psychic powers, opponents of evolution, and climate change deniers. It ignores, of course, that their own views -- the science of a previous time -- have been...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47
    56-60, M
    Oct 22, 2015

    A pastor, a doctor and an engineer wait

    for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumes, "What's with these guys? We've been waiting for 15 minutes!" The pastor says, "Hey, here comes the groundskeeper. Let's have a word with him." "Say, George, what's with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow...
    LadyHeartnMind LadyHeartnMind
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 19, 2016

    Blood Is Not Blue! It's A Fact!

    My step-mother and step-sister continually try to tell me that blood is blue. It is not blue, and personally, I think them idiots for not even trying to find out what color it really is. I mean, even if they would just google it. Instead of arguing that their "doctor" said it...
    CameraKid CameraKid
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 21, 2010

    For all of this to be here,

    something had to have been uncaused. Something had to have been here that required no need to be created. Something had to have created a grand design of the universe as it is now. Why is it that we are set in perfect distance of the sun? Why is it that for the most part we have...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015
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