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Sun Jan 3, 2016, 07:41 PM

Ten Commandments of Logic

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Reply Ten Commandments of Logic (Original post)
elleng Jan 2016 OP
uriel1972 Jan 2016 #1
LiberalArkie Jan 2016 #2
eppur_se_muova Jan 2016 #3
LiberalArkie Jan 2016 #4
underpants Jan 2016 #5
MohRokTah Jan 2016 #6
Igel Jan 2016 #7
hunter Jan 2016 #8
BKH70041 Jan 2016 #9
elleng Jan 2016 #10

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 07:42 PM

1. Well, this will be popular... nt

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 08:00 PM

2. I totally disagree. This is outrageous heresy. Every TRUE believer knows that there are only 9.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 08:13 PM

3. Yeah, that's what they'd *like* you to believe. nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 08:14 PM

4. Yea, probably so. I have a hard time with rules and stuff anyway.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:24 PM

5. You can see all of those every 30 seconds on Fox News

And other MSM too

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 09:27 PM

6. Logical Fallacy Ref Says you are short many commandments and demands you post the full list!

 

OOPS!, Looks like I goofed with my Reply Title:

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #6)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:20 PM

7. True, there are many more.

But it's like telling somebody who's trying to get kids to do arithmetic that there's math.

And once you're done with calculus of a single variable, there are diff. eqs.

Then multivariable calculus. And partial diff. eqs.

With Fourier and LaPlace transforms.

Or more real analysis.

Then you dig into Euler's equation and Cauchy's theorem and do complex analysis.

And let's not forget differential geometry.

And so on and so forth.

Even if you know there's more beyond vector calculus, you don't want to scare the poor li'l tykes. Much less if you're trying to get the high-schoolers to be able to solve 3x = 3/9 without getting the answer "x = 3".

Although moving the goalposts is a really good contender for Commandment #11.

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Response to Igel (Reply #7)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:34 PM

8. Euler's equation is a tautology.

The deeper you go in math, the more you realize it all is. Useful only so far as it is useful.

I look at everything that way.

There are no "goal posts." The universe is what it is; there is no game.


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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:43 PM

9. Oh Please!

It's exactly the overwhelming number of those types of posts here that keep this place somewhat entertaining. And the owners view it as revenue enhancing, no doubt. So 2 thumbs down.

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Response to BKH70041 (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 3, 2016, 10:45 PM

10. 'Oh please' to you, too.

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