RE: Peppered Moths again

Pim van Meurs (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 20:17:16 -0800

Art: For those who may care, the citations below constitute what is referred to
in logic as "ad hominem" defense, and it is usually resorted to by those
who can make no other response.

So why did you post them then ?

Art: For your information, Jonathan Well has explored the issue in great detail and has submitted an article on the subject to a major scientific journal.

Cool so why does he have to use ad hominem then ?

Art: Those who wish to defend the status quo on the peppered moth on this list ought to be doing what they ignorantly accuse Jonathan of not doing, that is , investigating the subject for themselves rather than resorting to arguments from authority and ad hominem attacks.

And in the course resort to the same tactics ? I am impressed Art.