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  •  their minds don't work like ours (2+ / 0-)
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    jrooth, JourneyInside

    Which, incidentally, is what makes them sure they're "experts". The fact that regular people can't see at all what they see so clearly is proof-positive that they are geniuses.

    They are using inductive reasoning. They start with the conclusion: Putin sending soldiers to Crimea is evidence that Obama is weak. Once they have that, all they need is to cherry pick to support their conclusion and presto, they're ready to appear on Fox News.

    There's nothing to do to convince them. They wont use deductive reasoning because as soon as they start it becomes clear that they can never get to the correct conclusion.

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