+1 to Menotic's comment
+1 to Menotic's comment
This is for logic amateurs.
Seriously, everyone should take this test; this test basically can tell if you are a good scientist or not, as well as logic. While some questions are a bit cheesy, I do think the test is valid and actually tests good reasoning skills (although the term "logic" is a bit too specific for this)
-For people complaining about the validity of statements in the test: that's not the point. Logic does not depend on whether premises are true, it only depends on synthesis. The strength of this is that when we observe that a premise is true despite going against all previous knowledge, we can process the new info just as well despite some people believing that it is "wrong." Think of it this way: if you need to do your math homework, and type the wrong values into your graphing calculator, you will likely get the wrong answer on the homework question, but that does not make the answer your calculator gave you any less correct.
-For those bitching about #15, that was actually one of my favorites. True, "logic" is a poor classification for such a question, but still. The nice thing about 15 is basically that it says that even if a theory has insanely widespread support and evidence, and is thought of as the absolute truth, even one instance of contrary data (assuming it is valid data) IS possible and CAN very much fuck said theory. Example: Newtonian Mechanics before and after quantum. Basically, Einstein reduced classical mechanics from an absolute natural law to a useful set of working tools in certain systems. Seriously, all scientists need to have #15 drilled into their brain.
100% I'm practically Vulcan!
I disagree about the last bit.
14 (got the one about women being better overall wrong). Anyone who is complaining about not being told that you should assume all premises are true has obviously never done anything involving logic in their lives (and it should be obvious anyway, tbh, that validity != truth). Also "hurr durr ducks dont bark dis logic test iz dum!!!11"
14/15 too. I, like BillinSDCA missed Paris. I mean, there really isn't any assumption, implicit or explicit, that all towns or cities have different names.
14/15. Missed the second crime/poverty one. If you've never seen one of these, then yeah, you need to know that you assume the premise is true, and determine if the conclusion is valid based on that. If the premise is false, then clearly the conclusion is also false, but it may be "valid".
100%, wasn't hard at all.
A test like this needs instructions. Specifically the instruction that you should assume all premises are true. I got 14/15 by dumbing myself down to the level of a rock and pretending that all ducks bark.
Just got the murder one wrong, makes me feel stupid looking back at my answer.
What a shame I hoped my 100% would impress someone - seems it is an easy test.
Does not work any more, 404 on submission.
15/15. What does one one do when he cannot surpass his expectations? (I'm talking about logic only here.)
13/15. Reminds me a lot of inductive/deductive reasoning and the proofs we did the first semester of geometry.