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  •  You see, this is why we can't have good things... (2+ / 0-)
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    DeadHead, JVolvo
    If I tell you that I think tail gating [sic] is equally as stupid [as] water skiing are you really going to tell me I am equating the two?
    If you tell me that, then yes I'm going to tell you that you are equating the two.

    Let's look at a formula:

    Let A = tailgating
    Let B = water skiing
    Let x = degree of stupidity: since 'as stupid as';

    Then:

    xA = xB

    simplifying the equation by dividing by x:

    xA/x = xB/x
    A = B

    QED

    •  stop using that term (0+ / 0-)

      You really have no clue what it means.

      And you trying to teach formal logic is absurd.

      Here's an actual example of false equivalence.

      Marijuana and alcohol are both drugs. An ounce is about the same as three bottles. If you think one should be legal, you should think the same of the other.

      Again though notice how the legality (or illegality) of one is being used to 'prove' the legality (or illegality) of the other? Notice how that is completely absent from my comment?

      I'm guessing you don't because either because you truly are this inept at formal logic or because of your petty grudge. I'm not which would be more sad.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 10:42:12 PM PDT

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        CenPhx, JVolvo

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        1. quod erat demonstrandum - which was to be demonstrated

        2. algebra

        3. Here's an actual example of non-equivalence:

        Marijuana and alcohol are both drugs. An ounce is about the same as three bottles. If you think one should be legal, you should think the same of the other.
        Notice how the phrases 'A is B' or 'A is as ... as B' are completely absent from the statement?

        I'm guessing you don't because either because you truly are this inept at formal logic or [it's] because of your petty grudge. I'm not [sure] which would be more sad.

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