Why is tautology illogical?

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Q: Why is tautology illogical?
A: Because [blah, blah blah]. Bottom line, it is out of line with rational thought.
Q: Why is tautology out of line with rational thought?
A: Because it's...
 
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Who told you tautology was illogical? A tautology like "1 + 1 = 2" is extremely helpful.
 
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I'm right with you there pal. 1 + 1 = 2 is my daily bread.
 
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It is what it is.
 
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Yeah, a tautology isn't illogical. It's a statement that basically says the same thing twice, usually while attempting to imply that it's saying two different things. LOL Math is Hard.
 

1. What is a tautology?

A tautology is a statement or phrase that is always true, regardless of the circumstances or context. It is a logical redundancy, where the statement repeats itself or says the same thing twice in different words.

2. Why is tautology considered illogical?

Tautologies are considered illogical because they do not add any new information or meaning to a statement. They are essentially meaningless and do not contribute to the understanding or validity of an argument or statement.

3. How does tautology affect scientific reasoning?

Tautologies can hinder scientific reasoning by creating circular arguments or false assumptions. They can also lead to incorrect conclusions or oversimplifications of complex concepts.

4. Can tautologies ever be useful in scientific research?

In some cases, tautologies can serve as a starting point for further investigation or can help clarify a concept. However, they should always be avoided in scientific research as they do not contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

5. How can one avoid using tautologies in scientific writing?

To avoid using tautologies, one should carefully examine their statements and arguments for logical redundancies or circular reasoning. It can also be helpful to have a peer or colleague review the writing for any potential tautologies.

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