Post from March 26, 2020 (↻ May 28, 2021), filed under Web Development.
This argument is understandable. Alas, it’s not a very good argument because the conclusion doesn’t follow from the premise. It’s equally “logical” to come up with this one (which matches how I had silently treated the matter):
- The winger didn’t make an assist.
- Therefore, he took over the captain’s armband.
Now, all this logical fooling around builds up to a point:
What does that mean?
On a high level, in my mind, the following:
What does this mean specifically?
A detailed treatise is not the point of this article, but pointers may be found here:
Many thanks to Hannes Schluchtmann for reviewing this post.
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