There are 21 senses and subsenses of the adverb “well,” not all of which can apply to the phrase “well-regulated militia.” Which ones apply and why?
Words matter – how the use of the adverb “well” requires the existence of “not-well,” aka “poorly”
Adverbs modify and restrict verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. Adverbs require the existence of both that their opposite and a standard by which the restriction is judged.
Climate Illogic: Appealing to history to predict the future is often illogical
Arguing that something happening one way in the past means it can only happen that way is an illogical appeal to history.
Logic 101 – Day 1: Jade Helm 15
Wherein I “prove” logic can be fun, for me at least. Welcome to Day 1 of Logic 101. Don’t worry. It’s a one-day class. Actually, the “class” is only as long as it […]
Tom Harris’ commentaries intended to impede, not advance, public understanding of climate science
Harris’ stated goals in his commentaries are diametrically opposed to the language and arguments he uses in support of those goals. Either he’s incompetent at public relations, or he’s not actually interested in moving forward the public debate on industrial climate disruption.
Tom Harris distorts the maturity of global warming science and imagines expertise where little exists
Tom Harris’ recent commentaries distort the maturity of the science underlying industrial climate disruption and conflate the real expertise of climate scientists with the imagined expertise of most “opinion leaders,” engineers, and economists. Part Four of Six.
Tom Harris places absurd limits on scientific truths and elevates ignorance to equal knowledge
Recent commentaries by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition invoke a bizarro world where ignorance equals knowledge, where climate science can’t be true unless it’s transcendently True, and where there can be no unequivocal conclusions. Part Three of Six.
Tom Harris – hypocritical peddler of deceitful climate change editorials (corrected)
S&R reviewed eight related commentaries written by Tom Harris of the International Climate Science Coalition since mid-December. We found that the commentaries represent tone trolling and are packed them with distortions, errors, hypocrisy, and more. Part One of Six.
Climate Illogic: Poisoning discussion is easier than countering climate science
If you can’t dispute the facts, attacking your opponent may distort the debate before it even starts.
Climate Illogic: don’t be distracted by irrational assertions of global warming catastrophe and crisis
“Catastrophic global warming” and “global warming crisis” are both illogical, straw man style red herrings.