Posted On:7/21/2003 10:43am
A while ago, I came across the concept of the "No true Scotsman" fallacy, exemplified by the following dialogue:
"No Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge".
"My friend Angus is a Scotsman and likes sugar with his porridge".
"Ah yes, but no TRUE Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge".
This looked very much relevant to some discussions I've seen here. Comments?
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Posted On:7/21/2003 10:57am
Style: EC, BJJ n00b
Yes, but that Scots laddie who likes sugar on his Porridge is quite obviously not a True Scotsman.
I personally don't think it matters, as long as you're getting your "oats" <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>
Posted On:7/21/2003 11:01am
And so long as the oats are boiled in the intestines or stomach of a sheep.
Such as thou art, sometime was I.
Posted On:7/21/2003 2:53pm
Style: Brazilian Jiujitsu
The discussions on this board are riddled with fallacies, and it typically does no good to point them out.
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Normally, I'd say I was grappling, but I was taking down and mounting people, and JFS has kindly informed us that takedowns and being mounted are neither grappling nor anti grappling, so I'm not sure what the **** I was doing. Maybe schroedinger's sparring, where it's neither grappling nor anti-grappling until somoene observes it and collapses the waveform, and then I RNC a cat to death.----fatherdog
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Posted On:7/21/2003 3:01pm
Style: Karate/Muay Thai
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Posted On:7/21/2003 4:16pm
The discussions on this board are riddled with phalluses.
Edited by - Fighty McGee on July 21 2003 16:17:36
Posted On:7/21/2003 4:49pm
Style: Be Happy
Fight for an independent Scotland. Vote for Tommy Sheridan!
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Posted On:6/20/2008 2:57pm
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Bumping this thread, only because it showed up in the top 5 results when I was searching for "No True Scotsman Fallacy".
Guess which finger is the fickle one...
Posted On:6/20/2008 3:01pm
Style: Karate/ Arnis
Really slow day at the office, eh?
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Posted On:6/20/2008 3:06pm
Naa, I was doing a Bullshido.org article:
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