Friday, February 08, 2013
An explanation from Popehat on how many people fail to reason correctly, summed up with the title X → Y; I don't like Y; therefore ! X
Instead of starting with the facts on the ground and then reasoning forward towards conclusions, he would start with conclusions and then reason backwards to what the facts on the ground must be.
The older I've gotten, the more I realize that there's a lot of that going on.