Not All Analogies are Equal

 Posted by on 17 November 2005 at 1:03 pm  Uncategorized
Nov 172005

Although analogies often help illuminate relevant principles, they aren’t a strong form of argument by themselves. Nonethless, some analogies are better than others. Case in point: This story from the latest Dilbert Newsletter is perhaps the worst analogy ever.

One of my co-workers (who is originally from Arkansas, just FYI) told me one day that he knew for a fact that sex feels better for women than it does for men. I asked, “How do you figure that?” His reply was (and I am not making this up!), “Because when you put your finger in your ear and wiggle it around, it feels better to your ear than it does to your finger.”

Top that, Plato!

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