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Author Topic:   Skeptical Inquirer has research on ad hominem attacks in July/Aug issue.
Tangle
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Message 2 of 8 (887041)
07-05-2021 2:44 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by LamarkNewAge
07-04-2021 7:20 PM


Personally, if Wakefield turned up here I'd like to see admin treat him with extreme prejudice - he's a liar, a deceitful opportunist and a public health menace. He can't be trusted to present any kind of data honestly.

That's not ad hominem, that's simple, proven data and is violently relevant.


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Message 5 of 8 (887051)
07-05-2021 5:31 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by LamarkNewAge
07-05-2021 5:20 PM


Re: Comments
LMNA writes:

We have the Skeptical Inquirer list, so we should be watchful for the genuine ad hominem attacks that will probably make their way into the issue discussions.

This is a discussion forum not a academic publication, attacking a poster's credibility based on their pre-convictions is perfectly legitimate.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

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"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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Message 7 of 8 (887055)
07-06-2021 3:30 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by LamarkNewAge
07-05-2021 8:06 PM


Re: Comments
LMA writes:

Personal attacks are personal attacks.

Yes, and are perfectly legitimate when the person has proven to be a liar and reprobate. The character of the person saying something is important; data rarely stands alone as its own irrefutable defense.


Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.I am Finland. Soy Barcelona

"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android

"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed.
Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved."
- Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.


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