Irreducible Complexity, Reduced (or why a unicorn owes me $20) – Part 2

In part 1 of this series of three articles I demonstrated the problem of trying to prove something logically using either of two logical fallacies called False Dichotomy, and Appeal To Ignorance.     I highly recommend reading part 1 if you are unfamiliar with these logical fallacies.   In this part 2, I would like to demonstrate why the relationship between the hypothesis of Irreducible Complexity, put forth by Intelligent Design proponent Michael Behe is based on the logical fallacy of False Dichotomy.

If you read on, you might find out why the unicorn still owes me $20. Continue reading

Irreducible Complexity, Reduced (or why a unicorn owes me $20) – Part 1

You are a thief!  I can prove that you, the reader,  stole $20 from me.   Last night, while my wife was out of town, I left a $20 bill on the kitchen table.  When I woke up this morning, there was no $20 bill on the table.     Since I didn’t take the bill, you must have stolen it.    I am sure you will deny the theft, but I insist that I had nothing to do with removing that bill from the table.

Have I proven that you stole the bill?   If you think my logic is ok, then please forward $20 to my address in small unmarked bills.   If not, then you can save yourself $20 by reading on. Continue reading