Thursday, 11 February 2010

I was going to post more things on my TOK blog but, well, I've got an E in this subject so I just gave up!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Global Warming, does it really exists?

Before you ask me why I've put this image: I was just doing my chemistry homework about global warming and I found this cool image and decided to just share!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

lots to share but no creativity with what to post.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Battleground God


You have been awarded the TPM medal of distinction! This is our second highest award for outstanding service on the intellectual battleground.

The fact that you progressed through this activity without being hit and biting only one bullet suggests that your beliefs about God are internally consistent and well thought out.

A direct hit would have occurred had you answered in a way that implied a logical contradiction. The bitten bullet occurred because you responded in a way that required that you held a view that most people would have found strange, incredible or unpalatable. However, because you bit only one bullet and avoided direct hits completely you still qualify for our second highest award. A good achievement!

Monday, 11 January 2010

Description of Two Wrongs Make a Right

Two Wrongs Make a Right is a fallacy in which a person "justifies" an action against a person by asserting that the person would do the same thing to him/her.
This sort of "reasoning" is fallacious because an action that is wrong is wrong even if another person would also do it.

-Bill has borrowed Jane's expensive pen, but found he didn't return it. He tell's himself that it is okay to keep it, since she would have taken his.
- Jill is horrified by the way the state uses death penalty. Bill says that death penalty is fine, since those the state kill don't have anything against killing others.

In my opinion the first case is an example of two wrongs make a right as a fallacy. It is wrong even if the other person would do it. But in the second case it's a bit more complicated. It is a moral issue that the death penalty confronts, and there is probably no right answer. I believe that since murders don't have nothing against killing people they should not be able to say that they don't want it for them. This is my opinion. Now, what do YOU think?

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Description of Fallacies

In other to understand what a fallacy is, one must understand what an argument is. Very briefly, an argument consists of one or more premises and one conclusion. A premise is a statement (which is either true or false) that is offered in support of the claim being made, which is the conclusion (which is also a sentence that is either true or false).

A fallacy is, very generally, an error in reasoning. This differs from a factual error, which is simply being wrong about the facts. To be more specific, a fallacy is an "argument" in which the premises given for the conclusion do not provide the needed degree of support.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Chinese proverb

''The longer the explanation, the bigger the lie.''

does anyone agree?