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(22 Words)   It may be old news, but you can't prove that a teapot isn't orbiting the sun, and 10 other ways you're always wrong   (twentytwowords.com) divider line 12
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2013-01-10 02:08:33 PM
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The teapot is on the Earth, which is orbiting the Sun. Therefore, the teapot is orbiting the Sun by proxy. QED.

/DNRTFA
2013-01-10 06:23:12 PM
2 votes:
"Circular reasoning" is a better name for "begging the question" because circular reasoning is a better name.
Pud [TotalFark]
2013-01-10 03:05:50 PM
2 votes:
So, have you finally stopped beating your wife, or are you still in denial of it?
2013-01-10 02:22:53 PM
2 votes:
That reads like a case study in Republican talking points.

//had to go there
2013-01-10 01:57:21 PM
2 votes:
Any article in the politics tab would make a fascinating study.
2013-01-10 11:50:59 PM
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rohar: Turns out there was a bug in the math that would cause a memory leak if the pipes weren't adjusted a couple pixles off every so often, so that explained the damned teapot. I was thrilled! I called the customer back and explained it. The response was "ok, so why a teapot?".


To catch the drip from the leaky pipes? A teapot seems entirely logical....
2013-01-10 09:58:52 PM
1 votes:
I'd like to have that UFO teapot, but ironically, I don't have the space.
2013-01-10 08:21:19 PM
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xria: "Circular reasoning" is a better name for "begging the question" because circular reasoning is a better name.


But I thought they weren't exactly the same. What you did is circular reasoning. Wouldn't begging the question be more like this? "Since 'circular reasoning' is a better name than begging the question, we should all switch to that." It assumes the antecedent that circular reasoning IS a better name and builds its argument off that. Begging the question is related to circular reasoning, and both may be occurring at the same time in some instances, but I'm pretty sure they aren't exactly the same .

/welcome to correction if my understanding is wrong
2013-01-10 07:06:28 PM
1 votes:
Typical list of common fallacies.

One of my favorite terms that I don't see used often is "fractal wrongness" where in a person is not only wrong in the big picture, but wrong on every level of detail.

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2013-01-10 06:07:28 PM
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I'm just glad to see that it showed that "begging the question" doesn't mean "raising the question."
2013-01-10 05:57:00 PM
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Hydra: The teapot is on the Earth, which is orbiting the Sun. Therefore, the teapot is orbiting the Sun by proxy. QED.

/DNRTFA


Nuh Uh, the Sun travels around the Earth so the Sun is orbiting the teapots
2013-01-10 03:53:45 PM
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Pud: So, have you finally stopped beating your wife, or are you still in denial of it?


Why do you keep talking about such meaningless topics when children are starving to death in Burma? Do you hate the Burmese, or do you just hate children? WHY DO YOU HATE CHILDREN?
 
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