circular reasoning

Circular reasoning and the Holocaust

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2019-02-10 15:20

By Carolyn Yeager

YOU CANNOT PROVE THAT GOD EXISTS BY LOGIC. You also cannot prove that 6 million (or even 2 million) Jews were 'exterminated' by the Hitler regime by the current 'logic' being used.

Here's how circular reasoning works. The statement followed by the reason:

'Whatever is less dense than water will float, because such objects won't sink in water.'

Although the argument is deductively valid, it does not prove the statement because the conclusion is not distinct from the original statement. 'Floating' and 'not sinking' are the same. Likewise:

'Jews are being exterminated by the Nazis, because we have (unconfirmed) reports that Nazis are exterminaing Jews.'

The conclusion is not distinct from the statement.