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Saturday, February 18, 2017

LOGIC. WHY SHOULD WE STUDY LOGIC? PT 2. SEEING PEOPLE AND THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE.




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Now you may be Thinking, "If LOGIC IS SO IMPORTANT, WHY DON'T THEY TEACH IT AT AN EARLY AGE, AND HOW COME SO FEW PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE REALMS OF SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT THE SUBJECT?"

Because LOGIC, WHEN STUDIED AND USED PROPERLY, IS THE ULTIMATE "REALITY SHOW."  EVEN SOME OF THOSE IN OCCUPATIONS DEDICATED TO LEARNING AND APPLYING THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, WILL ABANDON IT WHEN IT COMES TO SITUATIONS OUTSIDE THEIR CHOSEN FIELD.

WHY?

-  LOGIC IS A TOOL, NOT A SET OF BELIEFS.

-  LOGIC DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE.  EITHER YOUR 
ARGUMENT IS PROPERLY STRUCTURED AND VALID,
OR IT ISN'T, AND THE TRUTH OF YOUR CONCLUSION
RELIES ON THE PREMISES.

-  ALL ASSERTIONS MUST BE DEFENDED, NOTHING
IS ACCEPTED AT FACE VALUE.

-  IF YOUR PREMISES ARE UNSUPPORTABLE, THAN 
YOUR CONCLUSION IS VALUELESS.

HOW DOES THIS TRANSLATE TO REAL LIFE SITUATIONS?
LOGIC SHINES A LIGHT ON;

-  PREJUDICE.
-  PRECONCEIVED CONCLUSIONS.
-  IRRATIONAL LINES OF THOUGHT.
-  UNJUSTIFIED DECISIONS THAT HIGHLIGHT 
   A LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND IGNORANCE  
   OF THE SUBJECT MATTER.

In other words;
All the RHETORIC, LIP SERVICE, AND NEWS
BITES IN THE WORLD ABOUT EQUALITY, JUSTICE
RIGHTS, etc., will mean nothing if they cannot stand up
to the Scrutiny of APPLIED LOGIC.

LOGIC DOES NOT FOCUS ON WHAT YOU 
BELIEVE TO BE TRUE...

...BUT WHY YOU BELIEVE IT.