Re: Is Taussig a Cretan?

Sam Ball (Sam_Ball@NPS.GOV)
Tue, 18 Oct 1994 10:30:19 -0400

I have followed with interest the extended discussion of Taussig and have
come out of the experience with the following impression:

Taussig's analysis of analyses leads him to the conclusion
that all analyses are biased, therefore their conclusions
are suspect.

What then does Taussig's conclusion tell us?

(The subject line refers to the old introductory logic conundurm
"I am a Cretan and Cretans always lie.")


Try This:

If your facts are wrong but your logic is perfect, then your
conclusions are inevitably false. Therefore, by making mistakes
in your logic, you have at least a random chance of coming to a
correct conclusion.