Tag Archives: logic

On Justified True Belief

Yesterday night while I was eating Popeye’s by myself and doing my best to practice social distancing in these dark times of Coronavirus, I was reading a book on philosophical arguments (review forthcoming) and one of the authors of the … Continue reading

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On Evolutionary Logic, Or How You Can Prove That The Internal Combustion Engine Was Not Intelligently Designed

Yesterday night, while I was eating dinner and dealing with an unfortunate snafu involving my waitress’ incompetence in cashing me out, I was reading a book on dinosaurs that featured the following immensely illogical howler that is typical of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fooled By Randomness

Fooled By Randomness:  The Hidden Role Of Chance In Life And In The Markets, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Some books feel like treatises where the author seeks to present himself as being the first and/or last word on a given … Continue reading

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Woe To The Scribes And Pharisees: Part One

As is sometimes the case, I would like to take a familiar biblical passage and make it a bit less familiar by discussing aspects of the passage that are not generally known.  Before I begin this process, I would like … Continue reading

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Category Error: A Case Study In Bad Logic

Did you know that hating white people was racist, and that hating men was sexist?  Did you know that bashing on millennials as a generation (as tempting as that can be for many) was ageist?  If the obviously rhetorical questions … Continue reading

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How To Appeal To Nathan Albright: A Case Study In Logos, Ethos, And Pathos

As someone who reads many books and is generally critical about much of what I encounter, I often wonder about what grounds something would appeal to me.  According to the rhetorical classifications of the Greeks [1], there are three basic … Continue reading

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Book Review: Signs Of Life

Signs Of Life:  40 Catholic Customs And Their Biblical Roots, by Scott Hahn While reading this book I kept on humming one of Journey’s late-period classics, “Signs Of Life,” in my head.  The connection was not as random as one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Darwin On Trial

Darwin On Trial, by Phillip E. Johnson This book makes it pretty clear why Phillip Johnson is a sound strategist when it comes to intelligent design in the larger cultural perspective, and why it is that this book and others … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Holy Trinity

The Holy Trinity, by J.P Landis This is a forgotten book, and a deservedly forgotten book, but it is likely not forgotten for the right reasons.  At its heart, this is a book that is an unintentional demonstration of a … Continue reading

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Cutting The Gordian Knot

Recently I read a book that sought to address concerns with communication and did so by asking four questions.  Without seeking to go into too much detail about the book, as the review will post in about a week and … Continue reading

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