Contradictions and Premises

Posted by $ Abaco 4 months ago to Culture
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Ayn Rand's words come flooding into my mind. Whenever you think that you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.

Look at the words of Fauci over the pandemic. Look at what the media says about the virus, it's variants, vaccine safety and efficacy...and then look at VAERS database and many, many public comments from scientists. Watch the media try to scare the hell out of you on one channel. Then, change the tv over to the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and watch all the young people, half without masks, hugging each other at the opening ceremony after flying in from all over the world. Now, we're hearing how deadly and scary the Delta variant is as my daughter's school gets ready to open and welcome the kids back this week. Hear how bad this is while we let thousands and thousands of unknown people walk in across the southern border - we actually put them on aircraft, reportedly, and fly them into the interior!!! It's much like our decades-long "war on terror" that we waged while keeping our southern border porous. That one always caught my attention.

Makes me keep asking....Which one is it? We can't have it both ways. We are living in the most contradictory environment in America that I've ever seen. The average American has reached the point where their mind is complete mush. This is it. This is what the "leaders" were looking for. I think things are going to get really wild under this leadership as we watch a quickening toward the unknown. It's like living in a dystopian movie...

As I nodded to sleep last night my best friend called to let me know her sister's family all just came down with COVID after being fully vaccinated for it. Now, I just nod and smile and go about my business...


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  • Posted by 25n56il4 3 months, 4 weeks ago
    I think the entire premise is 'confusion'. It's difficult to make any sense out of all this confusion and you are a fool if you try. It's like arguing with a two year old! Hopeless!
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    Posted by CircuitGuy 3 months, 3 weeks ago
    If you come to a contradiction, it could be a) the premises or b) a logical error. You could start with sound premises but then make some error in reasoning and get contradictory propositions. When you talk about people trying to scare you, i.e. appeal to emotion, that's a logical error. You could start with sound premises and use appeal to emotion to get to propositions that are incorrect.
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