Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wingnut clash-of-civilizations illogic.

  • Hasan is a Muslim.
  • Some of the terrorist attacks that have occurred in history have been committed by Muslims.
  • It isn't fair that we're not jumping to the conclusion that Hasan is a jihado-terrorist-"Religiously Inspired Mohammadan Mass Murderer".
See if you can identify the additional, unstated premise that would make this a logically valid argument.


Sfs said...

I agree that there's probably some seriously pulled leg muscles on the right from all of their jumping to conclusions, but that doesn't mean that they're wrong :

(Hitchens, "Hard Evidence : Seven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan")

Audrey II said...

I would agree that broken watches can certainly display proper times.

The point that I'm attempting to make is that methodologically, the consultation of broken watches is not an advisable way of discerning the time.

Audrey II said...

And lest anyone leap to accusations of ad hominem, I'm using "broken watches" to refer to logic employed, not people".

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