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  1. It sounds like a war between the cells of the...

    It sounds like a war between the cells of the virus and the cells of our immune system with our bodies being the battle ground that houses the wounds of who so shall ever make a strike, the invading...
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    Poll: Wait, you actually thinks it’s a function of...

    Valid =/ sound for this, which I think is the issue at hand. The argument is valid, but it is also stupid, full of it, and redonkulous... but it is still "valid", from a very specific definition of...
  3. And there are more old drunks than there are old...

    And there are more old drunks than there are old doctors; I think i’ll have another round!
  4. Viruses, two different cell types, and vaccinations

    Be forewarned, this thread is not intended to make much sense.

    I have a few notions swirling around, and I’m going to contrive a scenario (born of stupendous ridiculousness) to see if I can work...
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    I don’t know how anyone keeps terms straight...

    Immigrants? What happened to calling them refugees?[/QUOTE]
    I don’t know how anyone keeps terms straight anymore. Oh, and the term “undocumented” takes the cake. I’m looking for left wing liberal...
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    Republicans are charged with wanting to lower the...

    Republicans are charged with wanting to lower the count, but it seems to me that the Democrats should be charged with wanting to raise the count. Having illegal aliens unjustly skews the numbers...
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    Poll: When you consider the truth (or falsity) of the...

    Just look at P4 (modified) and C:

    P4 (modified) - The next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson;
    C - Therefore, the next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson.

    Does that appear...
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    Poll: I’m in a zoo. If I don’t ignore them, they...

    Just look at P4 (modified) and C:

    P4 (modified) - The next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson;
    C - Therefore, the next U.K. Prime Minister will be Boris Johnson.

    Does that appear...
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    Poll: Just look at P4 (modified) and C: P4...

    Argument recap: (with some highlights)

    P1 - Jeremy Corbyn is not Boris Johnson;
    P2 - Boris Johnson is not Jeremy Hunt;
    P3 - Jeremy Hunt is not Jeremy Corbyn;
    P4 - The next U.K. Prime Minister...
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    Poll: If P5 is true, what does that tell us about...

    Thank you to say whether you consider this argument valid or not.

    Thank you to abstain from commenting before you voted.
    EB[/QUOTE]

    Not a logician but Its valid (I think) if we are to take the...
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    Poll: That’s a good reason to think the argument is...

    Thank you to say whether you consider this argument valid or not.
    [/QUOTE]
    Invalid. The five premises cannot all be true at the same time.[/QUOTE]

    That’s a good reason to think the argument is...
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    Poll: Argument recap: (with some highlights) P1 -...

    Argument recap: (with some highlights)

    P1 - Jeremy Corbyn is not Boris Johnson;
    P2 - Boris Johnson is not Jeremy Hunt;
    P3 - Jeremy Hunt is not Jeremy Corbyn;
    P4 - The next U.K. Prime Minister...
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    Poll: But you can have the same premises and arrive at...

    But it is not possible that you have the same argument and the conclusion fails to follow from the premises; for that reason, it follows necessarily (how could it not follow necessarily? :confused:...
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    Poll: Fair enough. I can refrain from incorporating...

    Fair enough. I can refrain from incorporating what I’ve learned about logic and give an answer that doesn’t reflect the teachings of logic and their rendition of what valid means.

    Any redneck who...
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    Poll: I would have thought that had the argument been...

    The conclusion follows necessarily from the premises (maybe you misread?): From P3 and P5, it follows that the next U.K. Prime Minister will not be Jeremy Hunt. From this and P4, it follows that the...
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    Poll: Well, just to be clear, it’s an objective matter,...

    The question isn't whether the argument is "technically valid in accordance to how logicians are taught deductive logic" but whether YOU consider it valid or not.

    Still, you do as you please....
  17. The headline reads, “Video captures ‘sea monster’...

    The headline reads, “Video captures ‘sea monster’ swimming near pier in South Haven.”

    It never even crossed my mind they had a video that captures a sea monster. Had the headline read something...
  18. And we’re taught at a young age to think for...

    And we’re taught at a young age to think for ourselves. See what happens when people think on their own without proper supervision? They grow into adults proud of their freedom to think and choose...
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    Poll: I recall reading that. I wasn’t quite sure what...

    So maybe even if you adopt Speakpigeon's notion of "valid", then on the first argument, the first premise is fine, and it's only when you get to the second that you have a contradiction.

    But I...
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    Poll: Tricky tricky but it’s valid. Unsound as all...

    Tricky tricky but it’s valid. Unsound as all get-out, but it’s technically valid in accordance to how logicians are taught deductive logic. That it’s unsound is what’s more important, but as far as...
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    Poll: [/B] Your argument is valid

    [/B]
    Your argument is valid
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    Poll: If A, then not A A Therefore, not A Valid...

    If A, then not A
    A
    Therefore, not A

    Valid
    Unsound

    A
    Not A
    Therefore, A
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    I prefer a more charitable interpretation. ...

    So the leftists who say "America is in peril! We need to do something to make it better!" are fascists? Didn't think you'd ever admit it![/QUOTE] I realize that nuanced differences are difficult,...
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    Poll: So, the real-world advantages of the construct...

    So, the real-world advantages of the construct (of this system of logic) outweigh whatever perceived disadvantages the construct might have. It might not be perfect but perhaps the best system of...
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    I bother because you said, “Everyone should be...

    Why bother? We have an executive who doesn't respect either his legal duty or his moral duty, setting the example for the country.
    Get rid of that flaming asshole, and maybe we can talk.[/QUOTE]
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