Peanuts Aren’t Really Peanuts – “A” Doesn’t Equal “A”

I am holding a can of peanuts in my hand and reading the label. The front of the can says it includes Roasted Peanuts. I turn the can about and read the components. The principal ingredient is Peanuts. I believe we can assume that this is a can of peanuts. But wait a minute, there is an additional category that says Allergy Data: And guess what it says. Includes Peanuts. Is this ridiculous or what?

I am certain there are 3 reasons for the redundancy:

1. We are a nation that is hooked on excessive government regulations.
two. We are a sue-happy nation.
three. Lawyers develop the laws and regulations. Who positive aspects from the above two causes?–need to have I say more.

Gee, I wonder why the American individuals place up with this sorry state of affairs?

Is Logic Logical?

Logical reasoning is in brief provide. Just listen to the candidates operating for political office. You have to assume that logic and explanation have taken a permanent trip.

Placing Quantum Physics and particular metaphysical principles aside– the laws of Newtonian Mechanics are applicable to most ordinary choices in every day life. A=A. This is irrefutable.

If you bought a bag of apples at your local grocery store, arrived residence and discovered that your bag of apples had been oranges you would exist in a state of uncertainty–your life would be chaotic. Or if you were driving, came to an intersection with a cease light and green wasn’t genuinely green–in reality green is typically red–you most likely wouldn’t attain your destination.

You prepare your morning pot of coffee–pour a cup–take a sip and swallow. Abruptly you are gagging, choking and coughing. Your cup of coffee is truly a cup of bleach. Your everyday existence would obviously be in query. Extended-term survival would be almost not possible.

Modern day Philosophy

I found that some of the philosophy courses in a number of contemporary universities teach that every little thing is indeterminate. A doesn’t necessarily equal A. A may well be B or possibly C. In truth it might not exist at all. “A” is an illusion.

I am sure you are comforted by the reality that the thick, juicy steak you happen to be cooking on the grill might not be steak at all. You just believe it is steak. It might be something else–possibly an old shoe. Even worse, you are suffering beneath an illusion that you are in fact cooking something. There is neither a grill nor anything cooking on it.


It is obvious why a can of peanuts has to be labeled peanuts–has to list the main ingredients as peanuts–and should warn you that this can of peanuts includes peanuts. If A doesn’t equal A, it is evident that listing the main ingredient in a can of peanuts as peanuts means it may possibly not be peanuts. So to make positive that the consumer knows this is a can of peanuts there has to be an additional warning that states this can of peanuts includes peanuts.

I am confused about 1 thing though. If A does not equal A, how can we be certain the allergy warning is actually correct–when it states that this can of peanuts which has as its primary ingredient peanuts, includes peanuts? Perhaps it in fact consists of dried prunes, or apricots, possibly lizard tails, toenail clippings, worms————.

Isn’t modern day philosophy superb? It must be. Our candidates for workplace take advantage of it when they are making promises. The voters look to believe in it. And of course, our political institutions are run on its “tenets.”

Still–why do the American men and women place up with it? Perhaps they believe that “A” is anything they want it to be. You know this is enlightening. You can have your cake and eat it also. That is, of course, if it is cake we are consuming.

At The Ballgame

“Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks.” What an afternoon to watch a ballgame! There is the vendor. Peanuts, peanuts, get your peanuts. Hey, throw me a bag of those peanuts. I can’t wait to open the bag up and commence crunching on em’. Wait a minute. Hey, you come back. These aren’t peanuts. These are nails. What’s going on here? I want some peanuts.