Published July 8, 2022 by Nan Mykel

Help me spread the knowledge and the word.  As we approach the fall elections I anticipate a continued and widespread attack by Republicans by word of mouh and pen.  We’ve seen it before (and currently) but some especially hot salvos may have been postponed for their deluge closer to the election.  Due to that concern, I am calling for a widespread self education of the field of logic to help respond to any incorrect and illogical statements by the other side.  Keeping our own statements logical could also be helpful, by example.  I intend to devote several posts on this topic but in the meantime (it’s late/early)  I refer you to schools of thought.org and their little shop with free pdf materials.Welcome to our little shop. You can buy a high-quality physical product or scroll to the black bit to download all the things as free PDFs. We’re a non profit and all proceeds help make the world a more rational place   There are many other informational sites, you’ll discover if you do a search.

I have been guilty of misuse of emotional language in my recent image posting of a woman jousting with a dragon.  Since the dragon metaphorically in this case represents a large segment of the country’s population, and I know that many of them are perfectly regular people, I would be committing a fallacy by appealing to the emotions rather than logic, and my argument may very well backfire.

I wrote the following comment on Keith’s  Musings of an old fart:  (That seems not the way to do it)

I rerceived a comment from one of Keith’s other readers:  (Well, seems like you’re not supposed to quote a response to your words on another site)

I responded to her:  Correct. See what I mean? Sloppy speaking. I now recognize that there is a difference between “foetal cells” and “foetal cell lines” that originated with a woman’s abortion a half century ago.  [And mayber you’re not supposed to quote yourself at length].

I’ll just straighten this all out in my next post.  Maybe this one’s too long or there’s a limit on the number of “Saves” you can put on a draft.

Whatever, I just hope I don’t give up on my plan of defense.  I don’t know if Keith wants his photo below, but I didn’t put it on.



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