September 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

Football season is here.

Lawyer 1:  When did you learn that your husband had used the retirement funds to pay off his debt?

Lawyer 2:  Objection.  Irrelevant.

Judge:  How is that relevant?

Lawyer 1:  It’s probably not.  I just threw a “Hail, Mary” hoping to hit something.

Judge:  Well, the pass is incomplete.  Call another play.

These referee signals might come in handy next time something like that comes up again in court …

Having a logic referee might help.  But even with a referee, things usually look more like this …

A previous post with a link to a catalogue of logical fallacies is here.

Referee signals from Marginal Revolution.

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