# logic

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Logic is like a laser

a: Logic ~
b: a laser

What: "Logic is like a laser - a tool whose best use is not illumination, but rather focus. A laser may not provide light for your home, but, like logic, its great power resides in its precision. The following sections describe just a few areas in which logic is commonly used." The link has a list of pursuits that use loigic.

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Writer: Mark Zegarelli
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Date: Oct 30 2011 10:19 AM

Logic Is Like A Little Martinet

a: Logic ~
b: a little martinet

What: "In comparison to your heart, logic is a flimflam. Logic is like a little martinet who has a schedule all laid out and wants it to be followed because it's a system and its logic is iron-tight." A lofty discussion of the heart and logic and how they don't mix, at least in the author's mind.

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Oct 30 2011 10:30 AM

Logic Is Like A Right Angle

a: Logic ~
b: a right angle

What: "Logic is like a right angle. It is not organic. It is something that we create. It is like a perfect circle. When Kepler searched relentlessly for proof that the universe moved according to the five Platonic solids, he was mistaking outer space for inner space."

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Writer: Rebecca Kisch
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Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: Oct 30 2011 10:33 AM

Logic Is Like Sausages

a: Logic ~
b: Sausages

What: "Logic is like Sausages." is the comment, and the response is "It's soft and chewy, springy, distasteful yet satisfying." The link is a discussion in mental chunks of stuffs, as I like to say.

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Writer: cleverbot
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Date: Oct 30 2011 10:55 AM

The ladder of logic: What's on the bottom?

a: Logic ~

What: "Logic is like a ladder - by means of it you go up step by step. But how are you going to prove that the bottom of it is all right? The ladder rests on the ground; but what supports the ground?" This is the fundamental question of this time, and most other times. What's on the bottom of your ladder?

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Writer: A.A. Hodge
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Date: Oct 30 2011 10:59 AM

The River logic

a: Logic ~
b: a river

What: 'Logic is like a river that can be followed from a source (a set of premises) to a set of conclusions consistently deducible from those premises. The problem is, there are many forces in our ape brain that try to distort the flow of that river. These distorting influences include emotions, ego, agendas, and preconceived representational categories." See the link to read the whole argument.

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Writer: bkumnick (?)
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Date: Oct 30 2011 11:05 AM

logic is like a lawyer or a prostitute

a: logic ~
b: a lawyer or a prostitute

What: "But logic suffers from an inherent weakness: it can be used as powerfully both for and against a proposition. If one wants to describe logic rightly, and those who know it well have said so, logic is like a lawyer or a prostitute who goes with anyone who pays the fee." A discussion of using logic to justify or prove that reincarnation occurs.

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Writer: Krishna (?)
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Date: Oct 30 2011 11:12 AM

a: Geologic Time ~
b: a role of toilet paper

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"This demonstration involves using a 1000 sheet roll of toilet paper (I recommend Scott tissue) to demonstrate the vast length of time involved in Deep Time (or geologic time). Important events in geologic history (such as the extinction of the dinosaurs, or the Stone Age) are marked on the toilet paper. "

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Writer: Jennifer M. Wenner
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Date: Jan 2 2015 10:16 AM

a: Geologic time ~
b: doing brain yoga

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"Contemplating geologic time is like doing brain yoga. It's a stretch to think in millions of years, so I start slow. After all, continents drift leisurely."

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Writer: Don Grine
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Date: May 22 2015 11:39 AM

a: geologic time ~
b: our coffebreaks

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"The key word here is "also impending". They say Hekla will erupt in the near future which can be interpreted pretty much as anything. Can erupt tomorrow or in a years time. Geologic time is like our coffebreaks...Alot longer than you might think."

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 22 2015 11:42 AM

a: biologic -antibody ~
b: jet plane

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"Dr. Blauvelt pointed to an analogy to help explain why generic drugs and biosimilars, after all is said and done, may not be analogous products after all: "If aspirin is like a bike and if human growth hormone is like a car, then a biologic is like a jet plane. It might be relatively simple to copy a bike, but remaking a jet plane is ..."

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Writer: Dr. Blauvelt
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Date: Mar 18 2018 11:26 AM

A Very Very Long Claendar

a: geologic time scale ~
b: calendar

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"The geologic time scale is like a calendar of evolutionary history that is based on a study of Earth's rocks and the fossils they contain. Because rock layers appear in the same order in which they were formed, each layer represents a different period of time. Lower layers are older than upper layers if they have not been disturbed. Therefore, fossils found in lower layers are older than fossils found in upper layers. The order in which types of fossils appear shows the way life changed over time"

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: Apr 27 2019 2:09 PM

METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.