Best Letter to the Editor Ever!

The local rag always has excellent letters to the editor.  I read this golden gem today!  Perhaps if he had continued his education he would have understood the concept that “correlation does not imply causation.”

10 thoughts on “Best Letter to the Editor Ever!

  1. Oh, I love logical fallacies! I love this one most of all because it has the best name.This is the cum proc ergo proctor hoc logical fallacy. This is also known as the “correlation does not imply causation” fallacy, as you’ve already pointed out

    So basically Mr. Campbell is saying:

    “So-called” people who run this country are incompetent.
    “So-called” people who run the country are college-educated.

    Therefore, college-educated “so called” people are incompetent.

    • I know, right? This was just too good to pass up. Doesn’t everything just sound better in Latin? I mean, who doesn’t like cum?

      • Actually, I can’t think of anyone. 🙂

        Of course, due to his lack of higher education, Mr. Campbell probably doesn’t understand words like “correlation” and “causation” and other words used by them book readin’ Liberal Elite so-called people.

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  3. Dear Mr.Campbell, that’s a little histrionic,
    Not to mention more than quite a bit moronic,
    To think somehow education isn’t quite your tonic,
    It strikes me that to brainwash you would take a good colonic.

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