The stink/The stank

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Tue Feb 8 22:02:51 UTC 2005

Wilson Gray syllogizes:

Cleopatra was an Egyptian.
Egypt is in Africa.
The black race comes from Africa.
Therefore, Cleopatra was black.

False logic, I'm afraid. Now, if the third line were "All Africans are
black" it would stand up a lot better.

-- Mark
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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