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  1. Leslie, you reminded me of my favorite pseudo-syllogism, from the late Richard Jeni:

    God is love,
    Love is blind,
    Therefore, Ray Charles is God.

    Thanks for the post and I look forward to the rest of the series.

  2. Leslie:

    A wonderful post. The famous Socrates example is what we call in mathematics the Transitive Property of Equality.

    If a, b and c are quantities (versus shapes as in geometry) and a=b and b=c then a=c.

    See, there is a complimentary relationship between good language and good mathematics 🙂



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