Retired engineer, scientist, and frequent CrossFit.com rest-day discussion participant Jeff Glassman talks with Tony Budding about argument, The abstract, formal structure of argument as characterized … More, science, and his reasons for engaging in the rest-day discussions.
One of the Part 1 of 4 of the scientific method, encompassing language,… More of the A process of objective investigation of the real world compr… More (and other fields based in logic, such as Symbolic representation and treatment of relationships betwe… More and law) is Two key aspects of the reliability of measurement outcomes a… More in Natural verbal communications, such as English, ASL More. This is essential; ambiguity and unclear terms muddy the discussion and make rational process impossible. What motivates Jeff is the potential for the quality of discussion that can be created and the influence and reach that sane, logical argument can have–whether you’re making (or evaluating) assertions about politics, or fitness, or any other topic.
Let’s start with the truth!