Tag Archives: logic

The Illogical School: Moving the Goalposts

From Wikipedia, moving the goalposts is defined as a logical fallacy ” … in which evidence presented in response to a specific claim is dismissed and some other (often greater) evidence is demanded.“ This particular example isn’t an argument, but … Continue reading

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The Screwball Letters

I would like to thank Deborah for today’s blogging topic, given to me with the message that she thought it would raise my blood pressure as well.  Thanks so much … now I have you along with Dan and Miss … Continue reading

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Correlation vs. Causation

… courtesy once again of SMBC.

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Crimes Against Logic

Introducing “The Primates” … a new comic series by the makers “Evolution vs. God“.  If you ever wanted to see a concentrated demi-glace of creationist thinking when it comes to atheism and evolution, this is it.  Here’s an example: Seems … Continue reading

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God Loves You. Everyone Else? Well …

Yesterday I wrote about Angelo and Rachel Sarna who were driving along Route 22 when their 4Runner started accelerating uncontrollably, eventually crashing head-on into both an Audi and a Subaru.  The occupants of the Subaru were both hospitalized with serious … Continue reading

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Praise Jesus, I Got Mine!

‘God saved our lives,’ says driver in Route 22 crash Right before the Oklahoma tornadoes I wrote a long piece about the sort of tunnel vision that afflicts some of the more devout believers, in which they praise the divine … Continue reading

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Hey! I Feel … a Little Bit Better!

I’ve said in the past that while acupuncture has no proven track record of relieving the symptoms (or root causes) of major illnesses like cancer, heart disease, viral infections or the like, it did have some potential application in the … Continue reading

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