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Flaw in the Logic

Posted 2009.06.06 8.13 in Pointless Blather

You know those logic puzzles from school, I think it’s called a sillogism or something like that… one of Aristotle’s inventions.  Where you use two factual statements to make a logical leap to a third statement. Anyhow:  

  • Fact: Everyone tells me that when I’m sick, I should drink plenty of liquids.
  • Fact: Wine is a liquid.
  • Therefore: Drink plenty of wine when you’re sick.

Except it didn’t quite work out.  Ok I did sleep a bit better last night. I think. Well at least, I fell asleep pretty quickly. But I don’t feel so good this morning…  so I think maybe wine is not a good cure for the cold. Or the H1N1 Avian Swine SARS flu.  I can’t tell which is which any more.