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The magical thinking of guys who love logic

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There are a lot of people who like to claim themselves as “supremely logical.” The ones who insist that their every thought is controlled by reason and not emotions. Of course, this is incorrect. Outside of people with certain kinds of brain damage, people are not logical beings. Especially since there’s no definition of logic that fits the definition of what lot’s of people refer to as logic.

Why so many men online love to use “logic” to win an argument, and then disappear before they can find out they’re wrong.

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  1. See Jacob Bronowski’s “Magic, Science, and Civilization” … and his “Science and Human Values”, “Origins of Knowledge and Imagination”, Suzanne K Langers, “Introduction to Symbolic Logic” E.T. Bell’s “The Development of Mathematics”, Sir James Frazer’s “The Golden Bough”, and Robert Graves “The Greek Myths.”

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