“How can I ensure that the purpose of my task does not get destroyed? How shall I avoid mental disparity, and how do I ensure that my crossing of the ocean does not go for naught?” (Hanuman, Valmiki Ramayana, Sundara Kand, 2.41)
Friend1: It’s good to ask questions.
Friend2: Especially when you’re trying to learn.
Friend1: I’ve noticed that even the experts ask a lot of questions.
Friend2: Such as?
Friend1: Doctors. Nurses. They are trained in the medical profession, but when they see patients the first thing they do is run through a series of questions. They don’t make assumptions. They perform a thorough investigation.
Friend2: A wise person applies discrimination. Steer clear of hasty generalizations. I believe that is one of the fallacies of logic.
Friend1: The hasty generalization? Yes. Some others are ad hominem, tu quoque, and straw…
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