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You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth...
    #3797787 - 02/18/05 11:58 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

You don't need logic to find truth... you need logic to sort out the truth from the bullshit.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Sclorch]
    #3797802 - 02/18/05 12:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

you need truth to find logic


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: fresh313]
    #3797841 - 02/18/05 12:14 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Explain.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Sclorch]
    #3797889 - 02/18/05 12:35 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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You don't need logic to find truth... you need logic to sort out the truth from the bullshit.




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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: fresh313]
    #3797935 - 02/18/05 12:48 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Looking at what Fresh said, it's interesting to see where logic sets itself up as truth if it is what finds it. Its like a closed system in that sense.

Have you ever tried that Diddy where you stick your right leg out sitting in a chair and move it in clockwise circle while moving your right hand in a clockwise circle and then when you switch and move your hand in a counter clock wise circle your leg automatically follows and you can't keep your leg going clockwise?

That is totally illogical yet it is the truth of what happens. It's seems logical that your hand can move one way and your leg another, but its not and its a truth you can experience for yourself and prove.

The funny thing is that if you ask someone who hasn't tried this if they can move their right arm separately from their right leg they would use logic to say yes, of course I can. Yet the experience which is repeatable and provable shows otherwise and seems quite illogical. You can do it with your left arm and leg though.

Can logic explain it???????? I don't know. My point is, not everything that seems or sounds logical is. I think thats an example of why fresh said that you need the truth to use logic. By finding the truth that this happens with the right arm and leg, you can use logic to understand why it does.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3797982 - 02/18/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I just did it, and I can move my right leg counter clockwise while moving my hand clockwise. Takes a little practice to get it right...but it is certainly possible.

I wouldn't say it is logical to ASSUME that you can move your leg in one direction while your hand moves in another. This is simply a coordination problem, not an illogical human ability.

I think you may be confusing intuition with logic, here. INTUITIVELY you might think that you can easily move your leg and arm in opposite circles...but LOGICALLY you must admit that this type of thing is difficult at best. Why is that logical? Well you should have previous knowledge of how difficult it is to do these kind of things. Tap your head while rubbing your stumach, for example. We've all seen that trick before, so why shouldn't it extend to an arm and a leg?


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: trendal]
    #3798067 - 02/18/05 01:19 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

You said you can move your right leg clockwise while moving your right arm clockwise. yes that is easy, or was that a typo?. It's moving your right hand counter clockwise while the leg is moving clockwise that goes screwy.

I played with it using extreme focus to do it and if I move them VERY slowly I can get it going a bit, its still sloppy though.

My point Tren was that if you asked someone who never did it before hand if the could, they would say it sounds logical that they could.

Now you are talking after the fact. Next time you are hanging out with friends, ask them if they think its logical to be able to move them counter to each other at the same time and don't bring up the head tap stomach rub thing.

Give me time and I bet I can come up with other examples where you need an illogical appearing truth to begin using logic to explain it.

It makes sense to me that a provable truth has to come first before logic can then be applied to explain how it can be, not the other way around.


Early science could have said that it was illogical to defy gravity had they never seen birds or insects fly. The truth is they can. With the truth coming into play, then logic can be applied to explain how.

All fresh was saying is that logic does not bring you to a truth, it can only explain how a truth can be.

How does that not make sense? I think this just requires a shifting of perspective on it.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3798151 - 02/18/05 01:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

That's independence for your hands and legs... ask a drums player if he can do it and he'll tell you logically yer... you can do it with practice... I taught my self to draw with both hands, which is useful when you are doing a big drawing from life, so you don't move and change the visual perspective.
- I think you practice at life experience to understand truth and logic - and some times the truth is not the logical chose
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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3798153 - 02/18/05 01:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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I just did it, and I can move my right leg counter clockwise while moving my hand clockwise.




My point is that the examples you are giving for people to say something is "logical" are all examples of intuitive reasoning, NOT logical reasoning.

Intuition is an educated guess. There are no "steps" to intuition, the answer "just is".

Logic is a well-structured proceedure for reaching truth.

All fresh was saying is that logic does not bring you to a truth, it can only explain how a truth can be.

I think that logic can BOTH bring you to a truth, and then explain why the truth IS true. It is not required to reach a truth, though. Intuition can also reach the truth, but cannot explain it.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: trendal]
    #3798361 - 02/18/05 02:30 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Isn't there a problem if people are using gut feelings or past experiences to determine a truth or not and call what they are doing applying logic?

You see it here often.

I am not knocking logic, I use it a lot. I am highlighting what I think Fresh was getting it and you helped. Often what people call using logic to make themselves sound "sound" is often just them going on gut feelings and past experiences of what can or can't be true.

You need a truth to show itself first before you can begin applying logic to how it can be. An idea of what can be so qualifies for applying how to logically make it so. An idea for what can not be so can also have logic applied to it for how it can not be.

Someone good with it can take an idea and make it sound of truth or not. Lawyers do it all of the time to sway jurors. Getting to an actual truth often has nothing to do with it. You can use it to sway people from getting to the actual truth.

When people start throwing that word around, I turn my spidey senses on. How many times on Star trek did Spock say something wasn't logical yet , it was happening anyway? If someone says something isn't logical, that doesn't mean it can't be so anyway.

When I use logic, sometimes it helps me to understand how something can be and sometimes I use it as a form of deductive reasoning to talk myself out of believing in something I don't want to face or deal with.

It's not logical, rational or reasonable why I should go to Sam's party when I have so much work to do. Sorry Sam. (the truth is, Joe the leach pig will be there and I don't want to deal with him) Sam was kept from knowing the truth with my logic, he he.

However, Sam could start applying logic to understand why I can't find a way to get my work done and make the party and with it he may get to the truth.

See what I am saying how it can be used for or against getting to truth? This does not mean that everyone is a manipulator of others to see what they want them to see with it but some do. For that, I am glad Fresh brought it into attention.

How often does someone say, "Oh that's not logical" and the mere weight of that word makes everyone else say, "okay, it must not be" How many use counter logic at that point?


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Sclorch]
    #3798364 - 02/18/05 02:31 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

"You need logic to sort out the truth from the bullshit."

From what source does the "truth" come?


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #3802423 - 02/19/05 04:29 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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"You need logic to sort out the truth from the bullshit."

From what source does the "truth" come?




It's just there.
Is a prime mover necessary?

Why does the universe exist?
Because it can.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Sclorch]
    #3802843 - 02/19/05 11:23 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

You don't need logic to find truth... you need logic to sort out the truth from the bullshit.

you don't need car keys to drive a car... you need car keys to determine which car is yours.

huh?


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Sclorch]
    #3802881 - 02/19/05 11:55 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

"It's just there. Is a prime mover necessary?"

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying truth is truth and is immutable, irrefutable, the same for you as for me as for the next person?

What I was originally trying to ask is from what source, what pool of information, where and what filter will your truth be sifted and sorted out of the "mountain of BS" of which you speak.

In other words, in your seeking of truth, do you completely discount your subconscious mind and try to analyze what your eyes have seen and your ears have heard directly through your logical mind? What is your source of information when applying your logic?


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #3802887 - 02/19/05 12:02 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

logic is so logical, is logically, unlogical..


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: LunarEclipse]
    #3806286 - 02/20/05 12:23 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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"It's just there. Is a prime mover necessary?"

I'm not sure what you mean. Are you saying truth is truth and is immutable, irrefutable, the same for you as for me as for the next person?



Some truths are.

Quote:

What I was originally trying to ask is from what source, what pool of information, where and what filter will your truth be sifted and sorted out of the "mountain of BS" of which you speak.



Uh... logic is the filter. It is not a source... it's merely a tool. The "pool of information" is life.

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In other words, in your seeking of truth, do you completely discount your subconscious mind and try to analyze what your eyes have seen and your ears have heard directly through your logical mind?



Nope. There's more than one item in that toolbox.

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What is your source of information when applying your logic?



Again... tool... filter... method...


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Zekebomb]
    #3806290 - 02/20/05 12:24 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Zekebomb said:
You don't need logic to find truth... you need logic to sort out the truth from the bullshit.

you don't need car keys to drive a car... you need car keys to determine which car is yours.

huh?




Analogies aren't always equivalent. Try again.


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: Sclorch]
    #3806318 - 02/20/05 12:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Imagine what the world would be like if everybody were 99.99% logical at all times.

Wow!



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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #3806373 - 02/20/05 12:56 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Imagine what the world would be like if everybody were 99.99% logical at all times.

Wow!





Would you really be interested in a female version of Spock? Yes, imagine a world full of Spock's. Was he even able to imagine things? People with no emotional expression, hmmmmm. After all, emotions are not logical.

Little Spock kids would be trip! Eating sugar is not logical mom. Staying up past my bed time is not logical mom. Playing in the dirt is not logical mom.

All in all I would rather hang out with Captian Kirk, life may not be as logical but it would be a lot more fun! I think the world needs a mix of Spock's and Kirks and Scotties to keep some balance and diversified interest.

Spock to Kirk, "If you are not with the inclination to procreate a human offspring, mating with the female would not be logical."


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Re: You Don't Need Logic To Find Truth... [Re: gettinjiggywithit]
    #3806406 - 02/20/05 01:06 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

As an elite Star Trek fan [read: nerd], I must point out that the Vulcans were doing pretty darn fine themselves.

Live long, and prosper... :wink:




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