[LMB] OT: The End of Slavery

B Van Look vanlook19 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 4 23:22:06 BST 2021


On Sat, Sep 4, 2021 at 12:29 PM Greg Hennessy <greg.hennessy at cox.net> wrote:

> > This is a textbook example of an Ad Hominem logical fallacy.
>
> I would disagree with this. The statement wasn't a logical
> fallacy, it was abuse. The argument is wrong because you are
> stupid is a logical fallacy. You are stupid is abuse. Saying
> "The argument is wrong. You are stupid" doesn't fall neatly into
> either category. :)
>
> But being identified as abusive just makes that individual puff up with
pride and a sense of "winning," whereas pointing out the fallacy in their
logic drives the point home far more effectively.

BJ


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