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skacey July 3rd, 2013 2:46pm

Can you recognize an ad hominem logical falicy?

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comppete Las Vegas
07/03/13 12:37 pm

Happens on SoH a lot.

fredd TrumpLand
07/03/13 10:29 am

Questioning the authority or credibility of the arguer rather than addressing the argument.

fredd TrumpLand
07/03/13 10:35 am

There are occasions when it is justified. For example when a politician is accused of having an affair, I wouldn't put too much trust in their denial. It should be noted though that this doesn't give the claim of an affair any more credibility...

fredd TrumpLand
07/03/13 10:36 am

... it only means you can probably ignore the denial.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/03/13 8:48 am

I'm old and clueless will have to explain more.

eLucidate writing
07/03/13 8:46 am

I can recognize it, but no one I'm debating can because hey are bad people!

Kay41 the Midwest
07/03/13 8:14 am

Yes...and a good one you pointed out on today's poll. :)

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/03/13 7:57 am

Just scroll the threads, you'll find a few

eLucidate writing
07/03/13 9:47 am

Like telling someone with opposing viewpoints that they are a "commie" and that they "hate freedom"; would that qualify?

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/03/13 12:57 pm

Yes it would.

Doesn't it make it inherently false, just a logical fallacy. Those could be facts as well.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
07/03/13 12:58 pm

Forgive me but supporting the actions of this government is not something that someone who values personal liberty does.

eLucidate writing
07/03/13 1:36 pm

I do forgive you as we all say regrettable things from time to time.