Hot if and only if Fly

By Sean Carroll | January 12, 2008 7:36 pm

Matthew Yglesias invokes interpretive charity to suggest that MIMS, in the nation’s number one single “This is Why I’m Hot,” is not guilty of affirming the consequent.

In a follow-up analysis, Rob Harvilla in the Village Voice analyzes the logical structure of the song’s argument.

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Don’t pass up the chance to click through; there are Venn diagrams.

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Sean Carroll is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research interests include theoretical aspects of cosmology, field theory, and gravitation. His most recent book is The Particle at the End of the Universe, about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson. Here are some of his favorite blog posts, home page, and email: carroll [at] cosmicvariance.com .

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