Originally posted by googlefudge
No I wont accept your 'correction' because it's wrong.
The original hypothesis was "Hypothesis: RJHinds' secret fetish is downward pointing thumbs."
There are no logical fallacies in that.
The reason being that there is no logical argument being made for there to be a fallacy in.
I take it then either he fails to understand the difference between a claim
and an argument
or that fails to understand that all logical fallacies are arguments
, or, much more likely I think, he fails to understand both
of these things -such is his ignorance and inability (by choice ) of understanding even the most extremely basic rudimentary knowledge. I guess he chooses to not understand this because he knows that if he doesn't choose this, he would not believe his creationist religion that he desperately wants to believe.
I think schools should teach all children very basic logic (such as this above and more ) from a young age and make very sure that they, at near as possible, all
understand it and completely so that, as near as possible, they will understand basic logic as adults so that one day we stop getting dangerously ignorant adult people.
I believe this would be a perfectly practical policy as even people with low IQ like his must be able to learn very basic logic when young if really MADE to. The kind of very basic logic I am talking about really is easy to understand and doesn't require any significant cleverness and I would guess would take up less than 1% of the education time at school for most children so it would be well worth it. I remember effortlessly learning it as a child (from books and from my brother ) despite my schools never teaching logic!