Sunday, March 09, 2008

Logic -

Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.

Ockham's razor is so sharp, I bought the whole argument

A person usually has two reasons to doing something,
A good reason and the real reason

All generalisations are wrong including this one.

Reason itself is fallible, and this fallibility must find a place in our logic. - Nicola Abbagnano (1900 &endash; 1990)

The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities. -Louis Brandeis (1856-1941) "DeSanto vs. Pennsylvania," 1926.

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions. - GK Chesterton

Men are apt to mistake the strength of their feeling for the strength of their argument. The heated mind resents the chill touch and relentless scrutiny of logic. William Ewart Gladstone

Sir, you are giving a reason for it, but that will not make it right. -- Samuel Johnson (Boswell: Life of Johnson)

You can use logic to justify almost anything. That's its power--and its flaw. --Kathryn Janeway (Kate Mulgrew) _Star Trek: Voyager_, "Prime Factors" [Stardate: 48642.5]

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational. --A.N. Wilson, 1989

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