This is one of the fundamental principles of logic which everyone should know and understand, yet it is one of the principles that seem to be least known and understood. In this short lesson, we will try to explain the basic principle of contradiction and what it means in relation to logic, reason and critical … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: The Contradiction
The Democrats are objecting to the inclusion of a question on the coming census that asks whether or not a person is a U.S. citizen. The objection -- at least as stated by Democrat leadership -- is that the question might 'scare' illegals into not filling out the census form at all. But why is … Continue reading Only 1 Reason to Object to Asking Citizenship Question on Census
For as much as I hear people trying to do so, I have never heard anyone explain the real difference between Capitalism and Socialism. If you understand what these two things are, the difference is actually quite easy to understand. If you have a few short minutes, I'll prove it. Capitalism is an economic* system … Continue reading The REAL Difference Between Socialism and Capitalism
How many times have you heard a Socialist accusing Capitalists of being rich, heartless and/or greedy? If I have heard it once, I have heard it..., well, just about every time I try to listen to a Socialist. The Capitalist -- all Capitalists -- are heartless and greedy and they get rich by exploiting the … Continue reading Where Do Socialists Find Their Angels?
If you read this blog for very long, you will find me talking about fallacies. Fallacies are mistakes in the process of reasoning and critical thinking. Another way to think of it is a fallacy is a logic trick, or as an attempt to cheat in an argument. We encounter fallacies every day, it's just … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: The Fallacy Of False Dilemma
Have you ever found yourself in a debate with someone who suddenly accuses you of not answering their argument? Or maybe they claim you haven't made an argument. Would you know how to handle either of these situations? Better yet, would you know how to determine whether or not the person making these claims knows … Continue reading LESSONS IN LOGIC: What Do We Mean By ‘Argument?’