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Sketches

By: Charles Dickens

...to show the old lady, generally dropping a worm or two at every visit. The consequence was, that one morning a very stout silk-worm was discovered in ... ...been doing. The opposite party wholly neglected these precautions, and the consequence was, that a great many ladies who were walking leisurely up to ... ... to the aggregate amount of births in the metropolis and its environs. The consequence is, that the monthly loan society flourishes, and invests its m... ... extraordinary chance, taking down his master’s shut- ters. The inevitable consequence is, that she just steps, milk-jug in hand, as far as next door,... ...s wife; the one-pair front has an undying feud with the two-pair front, in consequence of the two-pair front persisting in dancing over his (the one- ... ...d the toad-eating Flamwell. ‘At least, I apprehend that to be the just and logical deduction?’ said Sparkins, in a tone of interrogation. ‘No doubt of...

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And Gulliver Returns Book IV : A Look at Our Human Values

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...ssible that the average person, or many of the leaders, really can‘t think logically? Is it possible that the average person doesn‘t have the necessa... ...ary facts to make an intelligent decision? Is it that they don‘t have the logical tools to evaluate the evidence effectively? Is it possible that th... ...God wrote the Bible.‖ Anyone with any expertise in logic sees clearly the logical problem. But most of us are psychological, not logical, so it make... ... assumptions are accepted, the rest of the religion can follow, sometimes logically, sometimes with some gaps in logic. ―There is some hist... ... the non-provable assumption that idea came first, her philosophy follows logically. But how can both starting points be true? They can‘t. In fact m... ... view of enlightened self-interest. So if you can see the possible future consequences of your actions, what value will you choose? If you know that... ...e top. It is hard to accept that such harmony has arisen as an accidental consequence of a brutal evolutionary system with no principles except that ... ...w, was to secure the person of the subject from injury, or punishment, in consequence of such law.‘ They found only one case in British law that appl... ...greatly restrict the power of the federal and state legislatures; and the consequences of such a construction may not be foreseen.‘ The ruling indic...

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And Gulliver Returns Book I : Touchdown

By: Bob Oconnor

...t it can’t be realized unless people can see the problems, understand their consequences and solutions, and are willing to cooperate immediately to ... ...an’t thrust a hundred million babies a year into our world without negative consequences. In fact, to keep today’s average person’s $8,000 share of t... ...for the best. I hope that reason will overcome our selfishness—and that our logical potentials will win out over our psychological propensities.” ... ...tions, but there is no such zeal to protect a child once it is born. Is that logical? Shouldn’t all children have the right to develop their potentia... ...died more philosophy than I have, but you know that bringing in Hitler is a logical fallacy. You have to stick to arguing the issues, not bringing i... ...to arguing the issues, not bringing in some extraneous issue. You know that logical fallacies have been postulated and explained since the time of A... ...that an idea is bad because a bad person also holds that idea is one of the logical fallacies we must avoid. “Hitler did some good things and ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book III : A Visit to Kino

By: Bob Oconnor

...uce in this modern ever-changing world. So our education system emphasizes logical development through studying philosophy and logic. We study and p... ...d to escape their reality. Then if we educate them about the many negative consequences of drug use, they will not have the inclination to experiment... ...facts. But that can be expected because people are more psychological than logical. So if a lawyer is an effective psychologist, the jury can be wor... ...olitical change requires adjustments. Many require adjustments to negative consequences. When the people‘s revolution replaced the Russian czar, econ... ...ttention that many people were not qualified for parenthood. So we took the logical next step in population control. ―Our law required that people ...

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And Gulliver Returns Book VII : Book 7 Visit to Indus

By: Bob Oconnor

...ed logic know that this kind of scare tactic falls under several types of logical fallacies. You must argue the question at hand—not try to scare pe... ...like the ‗melanocortin 1 receptor‘. Neither indicates an ability to think logically or any knowledge of the issues. Issues and answers should be the... ...he blame. Flirtations always carry the risk of both positive and negative consequences. And since my earlier college days as a ‗flirt‘ the negatives ...

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Hard Times

By: Charles Dickens

...poor girl, Jupe, that she could not be received at the school any more, in consequence of there being practical objec tions, into which I need not en... ...to Mrs. Sparsit. He could not make up his mind how to do that, or what the consequences of the step might be. Whether she would instantly depart, bag ... ...glanced to the two women, and to Stephen. ‘I have come to speak to you, in consequence of what passed just now. I should like to be serviceable to you... ...pounds. I have not been able to give it to him. I have felt uneasy for the consequences of his being so involved, but I have kept these secrets until ... ...of him, if she chose. Then why doesn’t she choose, when I tell her of what consequence it is? But no. There she sits in his company like a stone, inst... ...sister here. Pity us!’ ‘Sir,’ returned Bitzer, in a very business like and logical man ner, ‘since you ask me what motive I have in reason, for takin...

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Sextus Empiricus and Greek Scepticism

By: Mary Mills Patrick

...m the surname Empiricus would have been more appropriate, if it was given in consequence of prominence in the Empirical School. Sextus is known to th... ...ity to consist in subjective experience, but he does not follow this to its logical conclusion, and doubt the existence of anything outside of mind.... ...er of argument, by which the Sceptics arrived at the condition of doubt, in consequence of the equality of probabilities, and he calls the Tropes, th... ...stly be found in other authors of antiquity given in a similar way. [5] The logical result of the reasoning used to explain the first Trope, is that... ...not with equal understanding of the results to be deduced from it. [3] The consequence of the incompatibility of the mental representations produce... ...ted to Agrippa is a marked one, and shows the entrance into the school of a logical power before unknown in it. The latter are not a reduction of th... ...heories of Pyrrhonism, while the five are rather rules of thought leading to logical proof, and are dialectic in their character. We find this distin... ...points to an objective relativity, but with Agrippa to a general subjective logical principle. The originality of the Tropes of Agrippa does not lie... ...al assertion, Σεκεῖνλ νὐθ εἶλαη, [4] and proceeds to introduce the logical consequence of the denial of aetiology. The summing up of the Tropes of ...

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WTF! This is a Liberal Utopia!

By: Frank B. Thompson, III

...e same high-sounding, muddled thinking of the geniuses on 'the left;' through vapid, touchy-feely, non-erudite, irrational conclusions and illogical, logical sounding arguments. The book the publishing houses would never let see the light of day....

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And Gulliver Returns Book VI : Our Psychological Motivations

By: Lemuel Gulliver XVI

...can think our way into our behavior. I would certainly like to believe her, but the evidence points to the fact that we are psychological, not logica... ...ave probably heard, that‘s why we psychologists study our field—to throw suspicion off ourselves. ―We are afraid we won‘t be seen as logica... ...n imaging is giving us pictures of how the brain will react. Imaging often shows us that the brain will react in ways quite different from the logica... ...te different from the logical rules that we think of as our unique human ability. The limbic system in the brain often takes priority over the logica... ... 11 ―Most of don‘t want to believe it but we are psychological—not logica... ...action. So in setting both long and short term goals many of us would profit by looking at all of the options and thinking seriously about the conseq...

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