Thanks Greg... but I don't need any lectures from you on the meanings of words. We are talking about arguments in logic, not that simplistic page of elementary phrases you linked us to...
In rhetoric, a tautology (from Greek ταὐτός, "the same" and λόγος, "word/idea") is a logical argument constructed in such a way, generally by repeating the same concept or assertion using different phrasing or terminology, that the proposition as stated is logically irrefutable, while obscuring the lack of evidence or valid reasoning supporting the stated conclusion.
pl.tau·tol·o·gies (from your link if you click on Tautology)
- a. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.b. An instance of such repetition.
- Logic An empty or vacuous statement composed of simpler statements in a fashion that makes it logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow
When you include the conclusion in the question "the fake Marge's job was to tell a story...." whether yours or Steve's, the conclusion cannot be part of the question as an assumption of the answer...
Try, "Why did Marge produce the photo for the WC?" and then maybe we can have a discussion.
Whether that photo accomplishes this or that is part of the analysis, not part of the question.
but hey, nice try...
You still have no idea. What you refer to is begging the question. You do it constantly.
Now you tell me I should ask a question... which is exactly what I did, Here it is from the other thread: Why did (presumably the fake) Marguerite provide it to the WC, when it might give the game away? That is not a logically fallacious question or in any way tautological.
But even stranger, after telling me to ask a question here (that I've already asked), you then tell me in the other thread that questions are useless ("WHY questions do not help any of us Greg... how would we know why anyone does anything related to these events other than to guess?" You really are a very confusing - and confused individual.