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(The Celebrity Cafe)   A new advance in motion picture technology begs the question: do I really want to know what Capt. Jack Sparrow smells like?   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, begs the question, pictures, u.s. theaters, movie screens, companies of Canada  
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1206 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 09 Jul 2012 at 2:31 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-09 03:13:45 AM  
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"Begging the question" is a form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is assumed to be true without evidence other than the statement or claim itself. When one begs the question, the initial assumption of a statement is treated as already proven without any logic to show why the statement is true in the first place.

A simple example would be "I think he is unattractive because he is ugly." The adjective "ugly" does not explain why the subject is "unattractive" -- they virtually amount to the same subjective meaning, and the proof is merely a restatement of the premise. The sentence has begged the question.

To beg the question does not mean "to raise the question." (e.g. "It begs the question, why is he so dumb?") This is a common error of usage made by those who mistake the word "question" in the phrase to refer to a literal question.

With that said, I really don't really want to know what anybody smells like for that matter.
2012-07-09 07:23:20 AM  
1 vote:

"Been there, done that."
2012-07-09 06:02:23 AM  
1 vote:
"Theaters need to find new ways to bring people back to the multiplex..."

Movies screened in 4-D would cost film-goers an extra $8.

Yeah, that'll get people back to the multiplex.
2012-07-09 12:59:53 AM  
1 vote:
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash, I'm assuming.
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