MAKING LOGIC HARDER THAN IT IS
It sometimes seems that no one wants to keep life simple. Some people use logic as a way to make others wonder what they are talking about so that people think they are smarter than they are? Logic has it’s own jargon, words that mean one thing in real life but mean something different when talking about logic. It has terms like syllogism, premises, deduction, inductions, etc.
Logic is very limited as you have already read. It is supposed to sort out truth from fiction, but it is often used to confuse and deceive by either starting with something that is not true or by inserting something that is not true in the process of logic. There are problems with logic and reasoning. Here is a song that may help you understand.
There are three classical laws of logic. These three laws seem so obvious that they wouldn’t need to be stated, but they are violated by intellectuals all the time. Here they are in everyday language: it is what it is, two mutually exclusive things can’t both be true, and there is no compromise between two mutually exclusive things. Here is an example of how they work: God is God and is not something else. He can’t both exist and not exist, and there is no middle ground between claims of His existence as opposed to claims of His non-existence. It’s amazing how confused intelligent people get when they violate the three laws.
INDUCTIVE VERSUS DEDUCTIVE REASONING
Here are some other things you should know. Language plays a key role in understanding. A type of reasoning known as Inductive reasoning can be very deceptive in that it takes specific examples or pieces of evidence and tries to construct a story (sometimes called a hypothesis or theory) to fit them, and these stories, or explanations of the evidence, can become very creative and fanciful as in the case of particles-to-people-evolutionism, atheism, billions of years, big bang, abiogenesis, and many of the politically correct ideas. What is even more deceptive is when inductive reasoning is used as the basis for deductive reasoning. Deductive reasoning is supposed to be more sure than inductive reasoning, but it is not at all sure if the premise, or proof, is based on inductive reasoning. This deceptive technique is used in science classes that teach particles-to-people-evolutionism, atheism, billions of years, big bang, abiogenesis, and many of the politically correct ideas. The examples of unsound reasoning abound in schools, in movies, on TV, in news media, in songs, and especially in blogs and social media.