Re: Glenn's ad hominems FAQ (was half-evolved feather pt 2)

Stephen Jones (
Tue, 02 Jun 1998 05:16:49 +0800


On Tue, 26 May 1998 18:29:54 -0400, Ed Brayton wrote:


>>EB>Then you regard incorrectly. Do you not know what an ad hominem IS? Ad
>>>hominem means dismissing an argument based on irrelevant characteristics
>>>of the person making the argument - attacking the person instead of the
>>>argument. An example of an ad hominem would be, "Mediate Creation is
>>>nonsense because you are Australian and everyone knows Australians are
>>>stupid." Or, "Evolution is bunk because evolutionists beat their wives".

>SJ>They would indeed also be ad hominems.

See my message to Glenn. I am terminating all discussions re ad hominems right
now. Future messages about Glenn's ad hominems will be ignored.


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