When asked if they think logically most people would respond, “Of course, I’m not stupid!”. However intelligence has nothing to do with one’s ability to think logically. Real Logic is thought organized and bound by rules. These rules are consistent. Just as one cannot perform calculus without knowing and following the rules one cannot think logically without knowing and following the rules. Just as one can know math but not be able to solve a problem using calculus one can think without analyzing an argument logically. Lucky for us Logic is simpler than calculus and unlike calculus it is useful every day. Learning the lessons in this section will not turn you into an unemotional person like the Star Trek character Spock. It will however enable you to evaluate whether your emotions are actually urging you to pick the best course of action.
The content in the Logic section is the skeletal system of this website. Using truly logical thought allows us to better examine the news around us and more easily spot “the final product of the male bovine digestive tract” before we step in it.
Our Basics page is an introduction to the rules, definitions, and uses of Logic. Here you will learn about the construction of logical arguments and the major fallacies that render arguments non-logical.
LOGIC: FALSE LOGIC
False Logic is used so prevalently that it requires a separate page just to identify the most common types of false logical arguments and give examples. When you spot one or more of these tricks in an argument you can usually be assured that their argument has inherent weaknesses and/or they are trying to hide the truth.
LOGIC: GLOBAL WARMING
This page examines whether the argument for Global Warming is logical.