Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Dec 2001, 23:21 p.m.

Steve likes "slothful induction" (cf. the giant list of fallacies)…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Steve likes "slothful induction" (cf. the giant list of fallacies) because of the image it conjures: huge furry three-toed animals debating propositions of logic.

I still haven't perused the list. Every time I look at it I need to lie down. Come to think of it, I should go to sleep.