paralogism

xoyvsstuffs  asked:

if emmeryn in feh, would you prefer original emm, or paralog emm?

THIS QUESTION HURTS ME

I think I’d prefer original Emm though, just because I can just tell paralogue Emm would have a lot of unintentionally sad things to say. We could also get to know original Emm a little better, since we didn’t spend that much time with her.

anonymous asked:

Haii, do you have any fanfics where Josh and Tyler fall in love, i would love series bc i love long love stories 😊❤ lovesss anf have a nice day

we have a get together tag, and most fics in the first meet tag are them falling in love. and here are a couple more -Madi

Into The Wild by fiction_romance_only (5/5 | 21734 | Teen and Up)

Two boys from two completely different worlds collide and things get interesting. Trust is shared. Feelings develop. And none of them suspects what the future brings.

Paralogize by BigScaryDinos (5/5 | 14447 | Explicit)

Tyler always has something new he wants to try. Josh has problems with saying no.

It’s basically all downhill once Tyler finds out he’s Josh’s first.

i miss missing you now and then by nodunintended (1/1 | 12682 | Mature)

He can feel his mom glaring and shaking her head. Must be a relation thing, “Honey, you two are grown men now. I would expect you both to be civil, and you can even bring Pete,” She sighs. Tyler bets she regrets inviting Pete.

“Oh, I’m plenty civil. But Josh? Nuh uh. Who stayed in every school night and studied and did not go to parties to get high and drunk? Not Josh, that’s for sure!” Tyler argues.

Or, Tyler and Josh are old friends who hate each other until they make up over a summer trip to Sydney, Australia.

Paralogism for the month of June, 2011

Each month I will post my favorite paralogism from the previous month. I usually find these when reading articles about politics or religion. Maybe that’s why you’re not supposed to discuss those things at family gatherings.

The NY Times ran an article exploring the idea that human reasoning is nothing more than a weapon for winning arguments. The title goes so far as to say, “Reason Seen More as Weapon Than Path to Truth.”

Aside from the irony of the ensuing debate, the paralogism in this purportedly legitimate news story is simple:

Mr. Sperber wanted to figure out why people persisted in picking out evidence that supported their views and ignored the rest—what is known as confirmation bias—leading them to hold on to a belief doggedly in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence.

Like all paralogisms, at face value, this one seems logical. After all, if employing reason implies employing confirmation bias, then it makes sense reason would be a weapon for winning, and not a method for discovering truth.

But reason is:

…the power of the mind to think, understand, and form judgments by a process of logic. (New Oxford American Dictionary)

Thus, confirmation bias, while a very real and common practice (see said article or any episode of the View), is not an implicit part of reasoning. In fact, quite the opposite–confirmation bias is a refusal to employ reason.