The Logic Lifeline

A logical approach to sorting out world events. Where logic, opinion and speculation are combined to produce a reasoned, but entertaining reading experience. The unofficial hometown conservative blog of Woodridge, Il

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Logic failure not limited by education

One would think that illogical thought is limited to the uneducated masses, but that is not the case. While it is true that those with less education may struggle to clearly articulate their views, the educated often clearly articulate illogical hogwash. One strong enemy of logic is bias. We all have preconceived beliefs that are difficult to dislodge even in the face of fool-proof reasoning. When our bias is threatened by well articulated reason, we are tempted to respond with irrational emotion rather than even consider that we are wrong.


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