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An Objective Post for Dad

a /\¬a = 0

Last week, my father and I got into a discussion over the subjectivity of my blog. He argued that I should be less subjective, and I argued that since this is a blog consists of my opinions (as most blogs are unless stated otherwise), I needn't necessarily be confined to pure objectivity.
In an effort to come up with a post that we can both agree is objective, I've provided this Boolean statement which states that "a" and its negation "not a" cannot be true. In more practical terms, think of a light. A light can not be on and not on at the same time.


  1. I like your point, Rob. Such logic was also promoted by Arthur Jones, Mike Mentzer and Brian Johnson. Now how about a contrapositive foer a twist.

  2. I think you have possibly misconstrued some of my constructive criticism. We established that any writing of substance will be subjective to a degree. The main point I was attempting to convey was
    that opinions regarding anything of substance or general interest are better received if they are backed by a logic and reliable information, rather than emotional reactions, which are most important in revealing the nature of an inividual.
    I have been enlightened, however, to the obvious fact that blogs are often personal and emotional observations; they are anything the blogger wants them to be, n'est pas?
    My statements also reflect personal preferences, though the points I made are still valid in a general sense, I believe.

  3. I understood your points, but I think my wording in this post was slightly amiss. My goal was to post something objective without bringing any subjectivity into the equation, so to speak. The statement is simple, uncontaminated by emotion or bias. It was also a feeble attempt at humor, which may have backfired.

    Your point was that I should back up my opinions with facts, which I try to do with many of my posts. I had a very emotional response to the article referenced in the earlier post that we discussed. I wanted the post to be a brief snapshot of my emotions at the time, and didn't want it to be any more than that. It simply wasn't about facts and logic, it was about an emotional response.

    Your advice was appreciated (and will be kept in mind as I continue to write), but I don't think it was applicable to what I was trying to do with the post in question.

  4. No, Rob, I understood your humor and maybe took it too personally. I thought the post was excellent, and I appreciated the dry humor. I'm very glad to see that you challenge my opinions and stand up for your own. After all, I'm just another blogger, what could I possibly know ??


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