Long have I ponderd about logic, most of what has been avaliable was only what I call "liniar logic" which I define as clearly defined prerimiters, clearly defined frame of scenario, objective and purpose ..etc.
People with high IQ would be able to solve highly complex liniar logically matters, but ..when matter, purpose and objective ..etc, becomes unclear people with high IQ often fail, because they need to have defined perimiters and such, that's where RQ comes to play.
I was inspired to ponder about this by reading this article: Clever fools: Why a high IQ doesn't mean you're smart - life - 02 November 2009 - New Scientist
I have a brilliant doctor friend, who uncritically told me a story he heard in a auditorium filled with fellow doctors at Panum (danish educational institute ..or something)
This story he told me I will propose as a challenge to this forum. [disclaimer] english isn't my first language, so there can be mistranslations, sorry!
There is no such a thing as a great logic, because it is not about ability to understand things in one certain way, it is about capability of understanding things by many different ways and wider radius you have, more certain your conclusions can be.
I dont think that I understand what is your story about, what it is trying to say. Perhaps it is because Im not so good in these conceptional puzzles.
2 garbage men, who had been in the buisness for 2 decades, who had sufferd foul odeurs through out their career, took on a vacation to Turkey and went to the perfume streets.
As they walked the one would become ill, and in the end fell to the ground. The helpful perfume sellers would aid the poor man with their smelling salts, but only making him go to a deeper coma.
The other garbage man would realize it was the thick odour in the street that caused the problem, and pulled his friend out to cleaner air, which helped and he would awaken from the coma.
Ah, but "logic" is used in so many different ways. For me, the real logic is the transcendental logic. We formalize that to the best of our ability just as we might calculate the digits of pi.
Matheminia kills language, but sings its own song and composses its own clarity.
I may be coming to you with advice on getting into mathematics soon?
I love algebra, love it.
Logic that is quite correctly applied to the finite physical reality does in fact kill infinite humanity when it is applied to us...
Maybe, but I don't know how you would know that from personal experience.
Before logic can be applied to people, some one should prove once and for all that people are logical, and they are not....
But to say that people are not logical is to apply logic to people already.
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Over the years, criminal investigation has found burned legs, which puzzled sience, where the rest of the body was missing. Many theorized it was some kind of spontanious selfcombustion, which burned the body, but was refuded by logic, saying human flesh consist of ~80% water, and therefore can't burn ..that's logically! Further evidence to support this claim is show at the morgue where burning corpses leaves bones, which has to be grinded, at those aforementioned crime scenes there are no bones. What further under mines any burning flesh theory, is that all the furnitures are intact, no scorching, no nothing!