Child-like logic

My friend Adam has been delving into philosophy of science lately, and re-honing his formal logic skills. So, to bring some contrast, here is a conversation with my daughters this evening.

Scene: It’s a hot day, and we’re pulling away from the drive through at Wendy’s, having just picked up a lemonade for Lila, 6, and a chocolate milk for Eva, 3.

Eva: Daddy, did you know that brown cows make chocolate milk for people?

Me: Are you sure?

Lila: Yeah, they do.

Me: No, brown cows make white milk, and people add the chocolate.

Lila: Then why are they brown?

Author: Davin Granroth

Davin is Chief Operating Officer for Covenant Eyes, Inc. in Owosso, MI, USA, where he gets to mix his background in user experience design, research, and strategy with the operation of a software company. For more, see his LinkedIn profile.

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