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Old 09-19-2009, 02:16 PM   #281
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I was wondering how enlightening a conclusion can be that divides the world up into these two categories.

"The World: butter eaters and the rest."

"The President: clueless or a tool?"

"The CIA: criminals or traitors?"

There seems to be a "forced choice" fallacy in all of these, somehow.....

Me: retiree or brewer; you decide.
How does engineer vs non-engineer qualify as a forced choice fallacy? In your president and cia example, both of the choices are negative and practically synonymous, whereas eng./non eng. and butter/non-butter are two legitimate opposites with no value judgments assigned. You might have a point if the original question was 'What's your occupation, mechanical engineer or industrial engineer?' or 'What's your occupation, hooker or whore?' Those questions have underlying assumptions.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:04 PM   #282
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Old 09-29-2009, 06:26 AM   #283
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:41 AM   #285
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:13 AM   #286
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How does engineer vs non-engineer qualify as a forced choice fallacy? In your president and cia example, both of the choices are negative and practically synonymous, whereas eng./non eng. and butter/non-butter are two legitimate opposites with no value judgments assigned. You might have a point if the original question was 'What's your occupation, mechanical engineer or industrial engineer?' or 'What's your occupation, hooker or whore?' Those questions have underlying assumptions.
Oh, I see your misconception. There was never any logic to my post; I was merely fishing for engineering responses. I miss my uncle the M.E., passed away these ten years, God love him.
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Old 09-29-2009, 02:08 PM   #288
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No friggin lie. I started in engineering school, then transferred to business school. Since then I have sold engineering mechanical equipment, and since I started brewing I figured my only way I could ever dream of making a career out of this would be either becoming a microbiologist or a mechanical engineer.

I am now enrolled in engineering school because of the interest I generated in the subject from homebrewing.

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