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    Larsstephens

    Hola ban48 - They are fish. But what that particular exercise was trying to get at was that the conclusion didn't follow from the premises.

    Premise 1: All fish live in the sea. - for sake of argument, True.

    Premise 2: Sharks live in the sea - True

    Conclusion: Sharks are fish. - Does not follow from the premises. Mollusks live in the sea. Mammals live in the sea. Crustaceans live in the sea . . . There is not enough information in the two premises to determine its truth-value.

    WRT your score on the SDO scale . . . Congratulations! You are normal! :-) And, yes, some of the questions are vague. On questionnaires like that, some questions are intentionally vague. Others seem vague because everyone brings different experiences, values and assumptions into the questionnaire. Because of this, questions that are ambiguous to some may (appear to) be perfectly straightforward to others. The experimenters understand this. With enough participants, the latter case will average out.

    Finally, I don't think that having problem with someone peeing in the drinking water qualifies as being a social dominant. It would be different if you felt that in order for a person to vote they had to drink a cup of pee . . .

    "The water won't clear up 'til we get the hogs out of the creek." -- Jim Hightower

    by lartwielder on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 11:25:37 PM PST

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