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#1  Postby LogicDude » Dec 09, 2015 1:02 am

Hi, I work in computer forensics at IBM. I have been an evangelical rationalist for many years.

Last year I put together & presented a short course in formal logic for my team. As it was well received, I decided to make the content public in a book - Learning Logic: Critical Thinking with Intuitive Notation.

I am hoping that it may steer a few people away from the pseudoscience, conspiracy theories, and fundamentalism that have become a pervasive sickness, particularly on the Internet, in recent years. I do worry that my book, and sites like this, may be preaching to the converted (pardon the irony), but we all need to do our bit to fight the nonsense peddlers. As the late great Carl Sagan used to say "Gullibility kills".
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#2  Postby Made of Stars » Dec 09, 2015 9:37 am

Welcome, LogicDude. :cheers:
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#3  Postby Darwinsbulldog » Dec 09, 2015 9:56 am

Welcome LD!
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#4  Postby LogicDude » Dec 09, 2015 11:15 am

Thank Guys,

I am enjoying reading some refreshing rationality from so many. When I think of someone like Raif Badawi, who got a 1000 lash flogging in Saudi Arabia for questioning religious dogma online, I am glad to see so many making the most of our freedoms to question.
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#5  Postby NamelessFaceless » Dec 09, 2015 8:07 pm

Welcome! :cheers:
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#6  Postby Mazille » Dec 09, 2015 8:12 pm

Welcome, Steve. Good to have you here. :cheers:
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#7  Postby SafeAsMilk » Dec 09, 2015 9:58 pm

:wave: Welcome to the forum. The book sounds cool!
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#8  Postby Fallible » Dec 09, 2015 10:54 pm

Hi, Steve. Welcome.
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She revelled in adventure and imagination.
She never listened to no hater, liar,
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