Let me ask you this, then: Do you still insist that this principle, "things are observable," an observable fact?
Yes, because to realize that you have awareness to observe is itelf an observation.
Your statement that "Facts do not self-evidently tell us to observe them. We must first form a logical construct that insist on their observability and the need to observe them." doesn't fit the reality of the case. We don't need "a logical construct that insist on their observability" We observe simply because we can through instinct. To know that we can is not logic, it is also part of instinct that constitute observation.
However, that is not my original argument at all. You said "What really gave me a kneejerk is your statement "logic without an observable basis is just a load of c**p." This is itself an apriori logical judgement. The pure facts of the event structure of the world doesn't self-evidently tell us that -- we decide that by logic before we approach facts." However, the definition of logic is the art of good reasoning or kind of thinking that aims at a conclusion. It is done from deductive resoning. You do not need deductive reasoning to observe, it is an instinct of which observation is inherently part of. The fact is, all logic in this world is first applied to a premise based on observation. Or else it is useless.
Edited by warhead, 12 March 2006 - 04:37 PM.