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All logic and reasoning is circular.

Let's say a child asks you a question. You answer him, and he questions your answer with "why?" The child continues to do this until, eventually, you are unable to give him an additional answer. The logic or reasoning ends, and you can only repeat giving him the same answer over and over. So even though logic does get you from A to B, all logic eventually comes to a circular Z.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_reasoning

So the idea is, no matter what your beliefs are, all of your logic will come to some sort of circle at some point.

And if a child played the "why game" with you, what would be your circular/final answer? Would the answer depend on what the original question was, or not? Do you have multiple circular logics?

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    Jun 13 2013: Nobody knows how many times you could ask why and get an answer, so nobody knows whether all logic and reasoning is circular. End of.

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