Politics vs. Logic

Politics has never been kind to logic. And political campaigns, especially American Presidential campaigns, have always been absolute anathema to logical analysis and coherent rhetoric. Most people have built-in defense mechanisms to protect themselves from the really obvious fallacies, but the prevalence and persistence of email spam is a clear indication that the general defense against fallacious presentation is faulty at best, and hopeless at worst.

A good starting place to sharpen your logical analysis skills is the “Introductory Logic” summary at http://members.tripod.com/AttitudeAdjustment/Books/Logic.htm

This concise, punchy instant tutorial on logic is my favorite reference weapon when dealing with political spin doctors, religious zealots, and chiropractic mumbo-jumbo. Check it out, and join us smug, self-righteous few who delight in highlighting the logical fallacies of those who “think” with their guts instead of their brains.

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One Response to “Politics vs. Logic”

  1. griffinmitchell789 Says:

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