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    18 May '05 12:28
    Two rednecks decided that they weren't going anywhere in life and thought they should go to college to get ahead.

    The first went in to see the counselor, who told him to take math, history, and logic.

    "What's logic?" the first redneck asked.

    The professor answered, "Let me give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?"

    "I sure do."

    "Then I can assume, using logic, that you have a yard," replied the professor.

    "That's real good!" said the redneck.

    The professor continued, "Logic will also tell me that since you have a yard, you also own a house."

    Impressed, the redneck said, "Amazing!"

    "And since you own a house, logic dictates that you have a wife."

    "That's Betty Mae! This is incredible!"

    The redneck was catching on.

    "Finally, since you have a wife, logically I can assume that you are heterosexual," said the professor.

    "You're absolutely right! Why that's the most fascinatin' thing I ever heard! I cain't wait to take that logic class!"

    The redneck, proud of the new world opening up to him, walked back into the hallway where his friend was still waiting.

    "So what classes are ya takin'?" asked the friend.

    "Math, history, and logic!" replied the first redneck.

    "What in tarnation is logic?" asked his friend.

    "Let me give you an example. Do ya own a weed eater?" asked the first redneck.

    "No," his friend replied.

    "You're queer, ain't ya?"
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    18 May '05 12:35
    LOL!

    Good one.
  3. Standard memberthesonofsaul
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    18 May '05 12:47
    Funny, but I own a weedeater and don't have a house or yard. Logic isn't about assuming.

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  4. Standard memberDaemon Sin
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    18 May '05 12:49
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    Funny, but I own a weedeater and don't have a house or yard. Logic isn't about assuming.

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    No, but you can use it to make logical assumptions as the Redneck was doing.
  5. Standard memberthesonofsaul
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    18 May '05 12:57
    Originally posted by Daemon Sin
    No, but you can use it to make logical assumptions as the Redneck was doing.
    The only assumtion the redneck made was that his friend was a queer. Is this the right way to think? When the professor asked the first question, "Do you own a weedeater," and got an affirmative, he was not lead anywhere but to another question, that is, "do you own a yard." Granted, it was not put in the form of a question, but it was still a query. One question leads to another. Personally, I think the phrase "logical assumption" is an oxymoron.

    By the way, is it normal practice to assume that anyone who owns a house has a wife?

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  6. Standard memberDaemon Sin
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    18 May '05 13:07
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    The only assumtion the redneck made was that his friend was a queer. Is this the right way to think? When the professor asked the first question, "Do you own a weedeater," and got an affirmative, he was not lead anywhere but to another question, that is, "do you own a yard." Granted, it was not put in the form of a question, but it was still a qu ...[text shortened]... the way, is it normal practice to assume that anyone who owns a house has a wife?

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    Define 'normal practice.' Normality is designed the by general practices of society. If enought people do it, then anything can be considered normal practice!

    Take a world survey of male home-owners, see how many of them have a wife. If it's over 50% you could say it's normal practice.

    However, the main point is.... IT'S A JOKE.... stop being so pedantic
  7. Standard memberColetti
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    18 May '05 13:10
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    The only assumtion the redneck made was that his friend was a queer. Is this the right way to think? When the professor asked the first question, "Do you own a weedeater," and got an affirmative, he was not lead anywhere but to another question, that is, "do you own a yard." Granted, it was not put in the form of a question, but it was still a qu ...[text shortened]... the way, is it normal practice to assume that anyone who owns a house has a wife?

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    I enjoyed the joke but found the logic terrible. Even as an example of inductive logic it was bad. Deductively it was fallacious from the start.
  8. Standard memberXanthosNZ
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    18 May '05 13:54
    Originally posted by thesonofsaul
    By the way, is it normal practice to assume that anyone who owns a house has a wife?
    My girlfriend owns her house. She doesn't have a wife (or husband).
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    19 May '05 21:08
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Two rednecks decided that they weren't going anywhere in life and thought they should go to college to get ahead.

    The first went in to see the counselor, who told him to take math, history, and logic.

    "What's logic?" the first redneck asked.

    The professor answered, "Let me give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?"

    "I sure do." ...[text shortened]... ater?" asked the first redneck.

    "No," his friend replied.

    "You're queer, ain't ya?"
    funny joke...

    i hope that was all you were trying to convey because as others have pointed out in this thread, the post says nothing of actual logic.
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