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Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: How to Cheat in Debates
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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:32:19 -0000
NNTP-Posting-Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:32:24 GMT
Phil Allison wrote:
> There are at least ten recognised and popular ways of
> cheating in a discussion or debate - some are so common they seem
> quite normal until the fallacy is pointed out. Here is my list:
> 1. Argue from the particular to the general.
Phil insults people in this NG, it is therefore clear that he always
insults everyone, all the time, what ever the circumstances.
> 2. Argue from the general to the particular.
Allison is a girls name, so Phil Allison must be a whining, little girl.
> 3. Beg the question.
Its obvious I'm right. Its been proved.
> 4. Change the subject.
Have you tried SuperSpice yet?
> 5. Quote the absent expert.
"Theories are free inventions of the human mind" -Albert Einstein.
> 6. Argue from a position of ignorance.
I have always said golf is bloody easy, despite the fact that I have
never played the game. It stands to reason don't it. How can hitting a
ball with a stick be difficult.
> 7. Produce a straw man.
Its a fact that Phil has a bolder on his shoulder.
> 9. Produce a red herring.
The Gibb brothers have had 19 number one hits. Only goes to show that
this proves everything everyone has said against you is true.
> 10. Insult your opponent.
Indeed, you are the obvius expert on this in this NG.
Ho hum. This is pointless. We're going around in circles.. etc...etc...
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