Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Formal logic is a beautiful thing. In it, you can use an assumption to start a proof, but the conclusion must stand on its own, without relying on the assumption.

With the academic and professional path I have taken, it becomes second nature to collate evidence of everything you may one day hope to rely on, taking the names of everyone you speak to and getting everything in writing.
Forgotten were the elementary rules of logic, that extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and that what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. - Hitchens - Blog