WARNING: This material is apt to be provocative, and for some, offensive. THE FIRST TIME I SAW ELEPHANTS IN THE WILD – in their habitat – was in 1982, in Africa, on the Serengeti. We had approached a “herd” of nervous elephants who quickly formed a circle while their “leader” trumpeted us a clear message: […]
It’s wings flap so fast you can’t see them. It hovers, seemingly motionless in midair like a helicopter. It’s brain is no bigger than a pinhead, with about 100,000 times less neurons than our brains. But this bee is focused, concentrating – concentrating on which flower comes next. What the bee doesn’t realize, however, is […]
Getting the Kids Ready for the Competition – Happiness, Choice, Success, and Aristotle’s “Paralogism”!
“Faulty Logic.” That’s how Webster defines paralogism. I first ran across “paralogism” in the writings of Aristotle – the father of logic and the syllogism. At its heart, the syllogism is a mode of analytical thinking that combines a major and minor premises to draw a “logical” conclusion. Aristotle referred to “paralogism” in his Poetics […]