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41 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 08 February 2008 12:07AM

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Comment author: [deleted] 30 August 2012 10:48:05PM 0 points [-]

The Aristotelian syllogism would run, "Humans have ten fingers, Fred has nine fingers, therefore Fred is not a human" but the way we actually think is "Humans have ten fingers, Fred is a human, therefore Fred is a 'nine-fingered human'."

It's not important to your central claim, but this is the strawmanniest thing since Straw Man came to Straw Town.