Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LOGIC. SEEKING THE TRUTH. HOW ABOUT REALLY LISTENING? #1.


Exchange Of Ideas, Debate, Discussion
















When Situations like these Arise, how would you Process the 
Information Given?

Example #1.

You are sitting at home, and the Phone Rings.
Answering it, you hear the voice of a long time friend, and
he says:

"You remember that Jerk I use to work with, "B--", when I was
with XYZ Company?  Well, I ran into him at the Club last night.
Long Story Short, I knocked him on his ..."

Suddenly, the Phone goes Dead. You Guess that your friend was
on a Cell Phone, and that it was now out of power, or in a Location with 
Bad Reception. Given what you have been told, has your friend Acted:

-  Appropriately, and is Morally Justified for the Act of Violence Committed.

-  Has acted Inappropriately, but given the History of Your Friends Relationship
with "B--," the Act of Violence was Understandable. This should Mitigate any
Punishments that would result from this Act of Violence.

-  Irresponsibly, and should be held Legally and Morally Responsible for any
and all Consequences. Such Behavior is in no way Justifiable, either Morally
or Legally.

...Or...?



Let us Turn to Example #2.

NEWS CONFERENCE, FOR A CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR
NATIONAL OFFICE.

Reporter- "You are Hoping to Unseat an Incumbent, who has been
in office for over a Decade.  What do you Offer as Favorable Alternative,
to the Current Officeholder."

Candidate-  "I'm glad you asked.  I represent the future of Politics, Elected
Officials who will listen to the Will of the Voters.  We Need a Change of 
Direction, going back to the TRADITIONS THAT MADE THIS COUNTRY 
GREAT."

After Listening to this, what do we now know about the Candidate, that 
could help the Voter make an Informed Decision on Election Day?



Finally, Example #3.

You are Watching T.V., and while Turning the Channel, you come Across
the Following:

Spokesperson- "Yes, I know it's Hard to Believe, but Taking Just Two Pills,
Twice a Day, will result in an Almost Immediate Improvement in your Condition.
It is a Treatment Doctors and Big Pharma don't want you to Try, because They
don't make any Money off of it.  The are Trying to Discredit It's Effectiveness, so 
you will continue to take Their Prescriptions."


How much of what you have just Heard Sounds Truthful, and Why?

To be continued...

(ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 6/5/2016)