Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Dogs Are Smarter Than Cats

(Our beloved dog So-Fee, who is no longer with us...)

It's time for me to finally let the cat out of the bag. In my Logic courses I give, as an example of logic, the following argument:

1) The more trainable an animal is, the smarter it is.

2) Dogs are more trainable than cats.

3) Therefore, dogs are smarter than cats.

My argument is logical. Which means: By P1 & P2, and using MP (modus ponens), C3 follows.

Is my argument sound? (= logically valid with true premises) That is the question!