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Friday, February 17, 2017

LOGIC. WHAT ARE DEDUCTIVE AND INDUCTIVE ARGUMENTS? PART 3.


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ARGUMENT #1.                                                 ARGUMENT #2.

PREMISE 1.                                                      PREMISE 1.
ANYONE WHO BELIEVES IN HUMAN            ALL CHRISTIANS ARE 
EVOLUTION IS AN ATHEIST.                          ANTI-SCIENCE.    

PREMISE 2.                                                       PREMISE 2.      
ALL ATHEISTS DO NOT BELIEVE                   IF YOU ARE ANTI- SCIENCE 
IN GOD.                                                              YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE 
                                                                           SCIENTIFIC METHOD.             
                                                  
CONCLUSION.                                                   CONCLUSION. 
THEREFORE, IF YOU BELIEVE IN                  THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE A
HUMAN EVOLUTION, YOU DO NOT                CHRISTIAN, YOU DO NOT
BELIEVE IN GOD.                                             FOLLOW THE SCIENTIFIC
                                                                           METHOD.

                                     (REPRINTED FROM PART 2.)




In the First Argument, We have an Assertion in Premise #1 that if you believe in HUMAN EVOLUTION YOU ARE AN ATHEIST.

However, there are many examples of Devout Individuals being members of Different CHRISTIAN, JEWISH, AND MOSLEM DENOMINATIONS AND SECTS WHO ACCEPT HUMAN EVOLUTION AS FACT, AND SOME CAN BE FOUND TEACHING THE SUBJECT IN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.  

This Premise is easily shown to be Untrue, so while Example #1 may be a VALID DEDUCTIVE ARGUMENT, THE POINT OF VIEW OR OPINION WHICH IS ARGUED is FALSE AND UNPROVEN.

Yes, the Second Premise, "ALL ATHEISTS DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD," CAN BE CONSIDERED TRUE AND ACCURATE, HOWEVER...

... ALL THE PREMISES MUST BE TRUE FOR THE CONCLUSION TO BE CONSIDERED CORRECT AND VERIFIED. PREMISE #1 DOES NOT PASS THIS CRITERIA.  SO THE CONCLUSION:

"THEREFORE, IF YOU BELIEVE IN HUMAN EVOLUTION, YOU DO NOT BELIEVE IN GOD."

CANNOT BE MAINTAINED AS PROVEN, GIVEN THIS PARTICULAR ARGUMENT.

SEE PART 4 FOR AN ANALYSIS OF THE SECOND ARGUMENT.