Treasure Island

Stanley Cooper

(August 4th,1926 / New York City)

Circular Reasoning


Circular reason rarely
Results in conclusions fairly
When used it misguides
Too often provides
Cyclic conclusions squarely

Resorting to thinking so round-about
Regrettably causes a drought of doubt
Facts are diluted
Truthfulness muted
Valid conclusions are crowded-out

Thinking is mentally lax
With reasoning under attack
Facts misunderstood
Have no common good
When circularly twisting the facts

From here on in no longer persist
From here on in attempt to resist
As round-about thoughts
Always distorts
With conclusions in total abyss

by Stan Cooper…7/15/07

Submitted: Saturday, July 14, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 21, 2011

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  • Sidi Mahtrow (7/16/2007 7:43:00 AM)

    The saying goes: 'Those that go in circles
    Shall be known as wheels.'
    And such it is that we, all knowing,
    There's a name for it, 'Circular reasoning.'

    Practiced by leaders in our own time
    As they're elected to high offices, most sublime.
    For the rest of us it remains to see
    What the results of their actions will be.

    So Stanley Cooper, you've got it right
    Spinning like a top with all their might
    They like a dog chasing its tail
    Know what's best for all of us without fail.

    Or another analogy from the past
    Has a snake consuming its own tail to the last.
    Then 'poof', the snake will of course be gone
    And all that's left is a bit of skin and bone
    Evidence that circular reasoning has no good end
    When it seeks rules to bend. (Report) Reply

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