Friday, March 25, 2005

Haiku - an Ode to Phillip Adams

I naturally turned to Phillip Adams for inspiration when I prepared to make my first post (on Humbug - or fallacies in thinking) to this site. I read his column in last Saturday's Australian in order to pick out a few choice and obvious fallacies for comment. However I found the multiple fallacies too densely packed and multi-layered to isolate a "clean" example for analysis.

So instead, I wrote this Haiku... and I offer it as an oblique tribute to the at times breathtaking unreasoned reasoning skills of the Grand Master of Humbug.

Unreasoned reasons...
Flatulent Phil thinks he thinks,
but thinks not, I think.