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The logic of our forefathers

Last updated on 22 Jun 2018

Proof by tradition


  1. Man, P and Q kinda look like boobs.

    • John S. Wilkins John S. Wilkins

      You need to get out more.

      • Curse you, lack of quotation marks! *sulks back to writing about intelligent design*

  2. Mitchell Coffey Mitchell Coffey

    Yes, but – what’s the mathematician’s equivalent of the argumentum ad logicam? Just because a proof is wrong doesn’t mean the conclusion’s wrong. Going by that cartoon, circumcision is wrong. Yet, due to this great iteration, passed down from my forefathers[*] through the dim shades of time, I have a ready explanation for every otherwise inexplicable iota of resentment evinced by my 16 year old son. Religion has a purpose, whatever you philosophers say.

    [*] Yes, that’s right: you always wondered where that term “forefathers” came from.

    • Mitchell Coffey Mitchell Coffey

      Yeah, I know: that is a logical, not mathematical proof after all. Sue me, my background’s in the social sciences.

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