Don’t Be Deceived By Fine-Sounding Arguments

Each week at Chi Alpha we record our messages in MP3 format, and we also maintain a sermon archive (which includes instructions on receiving our sermons as a podcast). This week we prove that a penny is equal to a dollar:

$1.00 = 100c
$1.00 = (10c)^2
$1.00 = ($0.10)^2
$1.00 = $0.01

You don’t have to be able to identify a flaw in an argument to reject it. Sometimes it just fails to survive the laboratory of reality. It’s true of mathematical tricks and it’s true of broader philosophies. In Colossians 2:4-10, Paul explains how we can respond to fine-sounding arguments that ultimately hold no water.


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Length: 29:10
Size: 13 MB
Format MP3
Speaker: Glen Davis – 10/26/2005

P.S. If you’re dying to know what the flaw in the “proof” is, pay closer attention to the units of measurement. A penny and a penny squared are not the same thing.