(urth) torturing BTQ
crushtv at gmail.com
Thu Jul 23 08:31:33 PDT 2009
>>Granted, the modified form is not "easier", but I think reflexive outrage
>>at the mere use of the term "begs the question" is oversensitivity on the
>>part of some logicians...which is reason enough to use it.
> Outraging logicians has never been a particularly good motivator for me.
> I must be doing it wrong.
You must be, Adam.
Logicians are not Vulcans, they only enjoy pretending to be ones. They have
petty pet peeves just like the rest of humanity. In some cases, those who
assume the title "logician" are not at all removed from those taking part in
the annual "Klingon Beauty Contest" in Atlanta. When meeting a person who is
showing off his invulnerable armor, how can one resist poking an uncovered
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