San Diego, CA- When local skeptic Andy Cadwallader asked his 5-year-old son to explain why he had dumped a box of crayons onto the living room floor, the last thing he expected to hear was a series of false premises, flawed arguments, and logical fallacies.
“It’s as if he has no understanding of the basic structure of logical argument,” Cadwallader revealed. “But he certainly knows how to employ ad-hoc reasoning. He must have picked that up from his mother.”
Timmy Cadwallader, a kindergartner at Perkins Elementary School, refused to yield to his father’s attempts to undermine his arguments, sticking to the claim that a heatless, floating, invisible and incorporeal dragon had knocked the box of 120 crayons over with his tail. According to Cadwallader, Timmy’s punishment will involve picking up the crayons and reading Carl Sagan’s The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark again.