Re: Attempt to put Paranormal discussion in context

From: Richard Loosemore (
Date: Mon Jan 02 2006 - 08:57:04 MST


Yes, you are quite right: my mistake.

I gave in to the temptation to be sarcastic. FWIW my use of Bogus
Tollens was not relevant to the argument anyway, since I had just spent
a lot of energy denying the implication.

Mea culpa.

Richard Loosemore

David McFadzean wrote:
> On 1/1/06, Richard Loosemore <> wrote:
>>This is not to say the effect will always be impossible, just that it is
>>completely invalid to suggest that BECAUSE parapsychologists cannot
>>produce a lottery application, THEREFORE the existence of paranormal
>>phenomena is suspect. Isn't there some kind of 2500-year-old rule of
>>logical reasoning that says that if A implies B you cannot deduce that
>>not-B implies not-A?
> No, that is a valid inference>>

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