Re: The Conjunction Fallacy Fallacy

From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (
Date: Tue Aug 29 2006 - 18:06:50 MDT

John K Clark wrote:
> "Michael Anissimov" <>
>> it's somewhat disappointing that someone on this
>> list sees it (ad hominem) as a foreign term.
> It's not a foreign term, it's just an idiotic term. Latin can't
> obscure the
> fact that it's just a huge astronomically pompous way of telling
> someone you
> don't like the fact that he called you Mr. Poo Poo Pants.
> During 911 on the Extropian list I was accused of engaging in "ad
> hominem",
> in fact there was far far far more debate about whether I had or had not
> committed in such a foul deed (worse than murder apparently) than the
> fact
> that religious morons had crashed jumbo jets into buildings killing
> thousands. After that experience whenever somebody mentions "ad
> hominem" I
> want to vomit.

>> these are people who are exhausted with what they see as uninformed and
>> counterproductive bantering
> If you are right then I am a fool; but I do not think I am a fool.
Perhaps that is because you are foolish! ;) ... I don't find you foolish
any more than other people.


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