Category : Math and Logic

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Bait and Switch: Equivocation

[Originally published as Logic Lessons: Equivocation] Fallacies of ambiguity are when words and phrases have more than one meaning, and those meanings are blurred or changed. One of the most common of these that I encounter is the Fallacy of Equivocation (almost identical…

May 29, 2020

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Logical Fallacies: Proof by Assertion

[Originally published as Logic Lessons: Proof by Assertion] As usual, the more I examine logical fallacies, the more I see how people blend their fallacies into dreadful monstrosities. I have had many experiences where people will attack by asserting that…

April 14, 2020

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Truth Doesn’t Depend on the Messenger: Ridicule & Motive

[Originally published as Appeal to Ridicule and Appeal to Motive] Appeal to Ridicule This logical fallacy is difficult to classify in some ways because of the huge potential for blending and overlapping with other fallacies (especially ad hominem). Appeal to Ridicule is…

January 25, 2020

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How to Learn about Creation in the Real World

[Originally published as Math at the Aquarium] My husband and I recently visited the Georgia Aquarium, and I was struck by how much math is used in caring for and describing the characteristics of sea creatures. Below are a couple…

January 9, 2020

Originality Universe

The figure illustrates snowflakes in the universe. It is common knowledge that all snowflakes are originals. What is not well known is what the figure may cause us to wonder: whether or not all the other objects in the universe…

December 4, 2019 /

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Lightwaves, Math & God

Note: This is a continuation of a series of guest posts on Math, Waves, and the Creator by Dr. Adam F. Hannon. This particular one would be great to have middle school and high school students read in order to…

November 15, 2019

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Mathematics: Human or Divine?

[Originally published as Evolutionist Math part 2] A Human Invention? Some people have claimed that mathematics is a human invention—that human beings have invented numbers and are ultimately responsible for laws and properties of mathematics. No doubt, people invented the…

October 31, 2019

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It’s Tough to Discuss Anything Without Logic

[Originally published as Logic Lesson: Introduction] Buona sera. In the past, I have shown some horrible logical fallacies that I have endured. So, I’ve decided to use them to inform and edjamakate people. To facilitate that metric (wait, I can’t stand…

October 23, 2019

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God’s Faithfulness, the Atmosphere, and Hot Air Balloons

[Originally published as Hot Air Balloons, Algebra, & the Creator] Hot air balloons have always fascinated me, and this last weekend I got a chance to see some up close. They’re huge—and it’s incredible to watch them float up and…

October 9, 2019

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“Evolutionary” Math?

[Originally published as part one of Evolutionist Math] You have probably heard of evolutionary biologists—those who study biology from the perspective of Darwinism. And you have probably heard of evolutionary geologists, or evolutionary astronomers—those who study their respective disciplines from…

September 27, 2019