Friday, September 5, 2008

Miriam's first syllogism.

On the way home from school yesterday--where she goes to preschool and Bella and I teach high school--Miriam was ruminating over geography in the back seat and produced a syllogism.

"Louis (my parents' big black lab) lives with Ama and Grandpa Doc. Ama and Grandpa Doc live in NH. So... hmmm.... Louis lives in NH!"

Notice--oh, rapture!--the distributed middle, the order of her premises, the validity of the conclusion!

Fr. Shanley would be proud. He taught me my first syllogism. Except I was eighteen.

1 comment:

e said...

I love further evidence that Miriam is wicked smart.
(Watch out, Mamma, when she's 18!)