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  •  Then there was the broken syllogism that went (7+ / 0-)

    God is Love
    Love is Blind
    Ray Charles is Blind

    ... therefore, Ray Charles is God.

    •  Hmm.. point out the error for me again? (2+ / 0-)
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      sfbob, tb92

      Im guessing its one of two things.. its either,

      A) The syllogism relies on an undistributed middle term whereby the definition of "Love" is adjusted between arguments thereby nullifying the connection of premise and conclusion, or

      B) The person claiming this syllogism is broken has never listened to an HD remastered recording of the 1959 album "The Genius of Ray Charles". which is it Batya?

      Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

      by Wisper on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:39:45 PM PDT

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      •  It's A, with the further error (0+ / 0-)

        that "blind" is a descriptor and not a defining category.

        Mind you, this is not to say that Ray Charles is not divine -- only that this particular argument does not logically demonstrate his divinity.  The 1959 album you mention may in fact constitute a much stronger proof.


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