Discussion of what logic is and is not? 

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only the logic that the earth doesn't spin or wee would all fly off ??? I see the gravity of your remark!  
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The lack of comments on this topic tells me that this subject is of little use to the majority of the posters on these boards. Many post with no clear methodology on how they reached their conclusions.  
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The lack of comments on this topic tells me that this subject is of little use to the majority of the posters on these boards. Many post with no clear methodology on how they reached their conclusions. I'd say it's not whether it is of use or not, but not realizing the usefulness. (I also think even those of us applying logic cannot claim to be doing so all the time.) I do wish those responding to I.D. has joined. Maybe the problem is that the thread where this came up is not visible. Frankly, I do not know what caused that; probably only one post towards the end needed to be hidden. But, I'd better say no more than that.  
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"Logic is considering various parameters, and using rational thought processes, coming to a considered conclusion". I posted this at the beginning, never got a response, at least not one that I saw.  
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"Logic is considering various parameters, and using rational thought processes, coming to a considered conclusion". No, there was no response. Please define "fuzzy logic". Chaos theory can be thought of, one level, as a branch of geometry that deals with selfsimilarity. (This is an oversimplification, but will do.) I know of no ways in which Chaos Theory lies outside the rest of mathematics and its use axiomatic reasoning. However, "is [using] plain logic always the best thing"? I'd say outside of philosophy and mathematics, we're all using something else as well. Still, in political and scientific debates such as what takes place here, not knowing the logical basis leads to easily torn apart posts.  
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Please define "fuzzy logic". Fuzzy logic is a form of manyvalued logic or probabilistic logic; it deals with reasoning that is approximate rather than fixed and exact. Compared to traditional binary sets (where variables may take on true or false values) fuzzy logic variables may have a truth value that ranges in degree between 0 and 1. Fuzzy logic has been extended to handle the concept of partial truth, where the truth value may range between completely true and completely false. Furthermore, when linguistic variables are used, these degrees may be managed by specific functions. It's all too cerebral for me Sarge, but you did ask! What is disconcerting is that modern washing machines apparently have it .... Fuzzy Logic  
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Also cameras, not only digital ones. My Yashica with a Zeiss Tessar lens has fuzzy logic.  
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It is perhaps a poor name? If it relies on probability, then I am willing to bet there's a completely logically foundation for fuzzy logic, which in turn relies on the axiomatic set up on probability I already mentioned.  
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Errr, completely logical.  
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Course run.  
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