Jon Stewart and the Glenn Beck Reductio ad Absurdum

A reductio ad absurdum is an awesome and powerful logical tool in which you can either a) disprove the assumptions of a given argument by showing that its premises lead to a conclusion that contradicts one of the premises (proving that the original premise must have been false), or b) refute the logic of the argument by using a structurally equivalent argument which obviously results in absurdity (this is also known as refutation by logical analogy).

Philosophers have wielded this weapon throughout the ages to disprove all kinds of ideas, but sometimes it takes a comedian to popularize this method. Here is Professor Stewart :)

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And here is the reductio:

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And here is another instance of Jon Stewart masterfully channeling Glenn Beck :)
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