kirisutogomen: (lifeboat)
Accusations of racism are very serious. The gravity of the accusation requires a stricter standard of evidence. If I'm accusing someone of disliking okra, I don't need a logically airtight argument bolstered by multiple independent factual sources. If I'm accusing someone of racism, though, I have an obligation to be damn sure I'm right before saying anything. Serious allegations require far more than just bald assertion without warrant.

Imagining ourselves capable of seeing inside someone's mind and perceiving racism for which there is no objective evidence is incredibly arrogant.

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Mar. 28th, 2011 08:50 am
kirisutogomen: (Default)
Resolved: A person should not be allowed to run for political office unless they can correctly answer this question.

"Is the following deductive reasoning logically valid?

Premise One: Something Must be Done
Premise Two: This is Something
Conclusion: Therefore, This Must be Done"
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politician logic )

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