What I mean is, outside of instances of outright falsification, the principles of deduction don’t really operate.

Interesting theory. I hope that means you don’t believe they should be abandoned.

Statements about causation, then, tend to involve inductive leaps that wouldn’t be permissible in the realm of pure logic.

When you enter into the realm of human behavior, nothing is tied to the realm of “pure logic.”

However, rhetorical principles remain useful guideposts. Occam’s Razor, for example, can’t be used to PROVE anything.

However, it remains a useful tool in noodling these matters out.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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