From: Richard Loosemore (email@example.com)
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.
David McFadzean wrote:
> On 1/1/06, Richard Loosemore <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modus_tollens
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