Logic Quotes

There are two kinds of fears: rational and irrational

Friday, October 21st, 2011
a slice of lemon meringue pie

But if they were afraid of lemon meringue pie, this would be an irrational fear, because lemon meringue pie is delicious and has never hurt a soul. Being afraid of a monster under the bed is perfectly rational, because there may in fact be a monster under your bed at any time, ready to eat you all up, but a fear…

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The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic

Friday, March 19th, 2010
face in shadow

The analytical power should not be confounded with simple ingenuity; for while the analyst-is necessarily ingenious, the ingenious man is often remarkably incapable of analysis. The constructive or combining…

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You can prove anything you want by coldly logical reason – if you pick the proper postulates

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010
steampunk robot ring

“Then let’s get at those postulates in a hurry. The storm’s due tomorrow.”

Powell sighed wearily. “That’s where everything falls down. Postulates are based on assumption and adhered to by faith. Nothing in the Universe…”

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