Mathematical Proof that Al Gore Lies

Climate Change alarmists bandy about graphs and charts and what-not in an attempt to confuse regular folks. They know that you are less likely to challenge them if they have something that looks like empirical proof that they are right. It doesn’t really have to be proof, it just has to look like proof. The … Continue reading

Time’s Arrow

Many of the responses I get from these posts accuse me of being an apologist for Conservative hypocrisy. They base this on the fact that I don’t condemn Conservatives when they condemn liberals for the same things that Conservatives have done in the past. Well, there’s a very good explanation for this, and it isn’t … Continue reading

Entitlement Programs

At the Health Care Summit, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said: “I say to my friend, Lamar [Alexander, Republican Senator from Tennessee], who I have great respect and admiration for, you’re entitled to your opinions, but not your own facts. Your opinion is something that is yours, and you’re entitled to that, but not your … Continue reading

Agree to Disagree

Someone on television (I wish I could remember who — if you know please tell me) explained the vastly different beliefs of well-meaning liberals and Conservatives thusly: liberals and Conservatives live in different “fact-universes”. The idea is this: reasonable and intelligent people can come to completely different conclusions about the same subject if they start … Continue reading

Political Baraminology

I got an angry email from a reader saying that I was “talking in circles” in my previous explanation of the Congressional approval ratings. From the email: “If you’re saying that Democrats approve of the obstructionist policies of the Republicans, and the approval rating is higher among Democrats because they like this standstill, then why … Continue reading

Congressional Approval

I posted before that Gallup shows an 18% approval rating for Congress right now. Well, that’s true, but it’s only part of the picture. If you split the rating by party affiliation you find that only 30% of democrats, 13% of Independents, and 11% of Republicans approve of their performance. You can glean a lot … Continue reading

Hey, Al Gore!

Hey, Al Gore! When can I expect my formal apology for all of your alarmist global warming rhetoric? We’ve gotten more snow this year than in a long, long time. You can try to hem and haw your way out of this one, but anyone with any Good Common Senseā„¢ knows that colder winters with … Continue reading

Logical conclusion

A couple of you have written in to say that cum hoc ergo propter hoc is not a ‘logical technique’ but rather a ‘logical fallacy’. Potato po-tah-to. All I know is that it’s a way to use logic to demonstrate why everything I believe is true.

Tautology

Some days you just can’t win. I’ve received several emails commenting on my earlier clarification of Occam’s Razor, saying that Tautology isn’t a science. Really? The suffix -ology means ‘the study of’, and is used in sciences like biology, psychology, physiology, and paleontology. I trust I’ve proven my point using the science of word origins … Continue reading

Occam’s Razor

I have gotten a couple of emails saying that I am misrepresenting Occam’s Razor in a previous post. I said that it means: “If it’s the simplest explanation, then it’s true.” They tell me that it’s more complicated than that, that it only means that it’s more likely to be true, etc. But listen here: … Continue reading