Sunday, November 13, 2011

The Trouble With Logic ...

Two rednecks, Larry and Doug, are sitting at their favorite bar, drinking beer. Larry turns to Doug and says, "You know, I'm tired of going through life without an education. Tomorrow I think I'll go to the Community College and sign up for some classes." Doug thinks it's a good idea and the two leave.

The next day, Larry goes down to the college and meets with the Dean of Admissions, who signs him up for the four basic classes: math, English, history, and logic.

"Logic?" Larry says. "What's that?"

The dean says, "I'll give you an example. Do you own a weed eater?"


"Then logically speaking, because you own a weed eater, I think that you would have a yard."

"That's true, I do have a yard."

"I'm not done," the dean says. "Because you have a yard, I think logically that you would have a house."

"Yes, I do have a house."

"And because you have a house, I think that you might logically have a family."

"Yes, I have a family."

"I'm not done yet. Because you have a family, then logically you must have a wife. And because you have a wife, then logic tells me you must be a heterosexual."

"I am a heterosexual. That's amazing, you were able to find out all of that because I have a weed eater."

Excited to take the class now, Larry shakes the Dean's hand and leaves to go meet Doug at the bar. He tells Doug about his classes, how he is signed up for math, English, history, and logic.

"Logic?" Doug says, "What's that?"

Larry says, "I'll give you an example. Do you have a weed eater?"


"Then you're gay."


SCATS said...

If you thought it was humorous, fine. If not, too bad. Nasty remarks about bashing gays or other ridiculous ideas won't be posted.

Anonymous said...

If a statement is true, the converse of the statement is not necessarily true. So there is no problem with "logic". There is a problem with not teaching "logic" sufficiently or completely.
Also the man assumed that "if and only if you own a weed eater you are heterosexual". (That is not the original that the professor stated.)
Also we have to figure the effects of alcohol consumption on the student.
All in all a funny story because of the irony. And on a serious note, how much violence and abuse is connected to being high on drugs or alcohol.

Anonymous said...

Sounds more like that ol boy studied the logic at GCSD.

Probably had one of them there Union teechurs who logicly is entitled to a raise cause they teech so gudd.