Words for Truth November 12, 2017

1.  Thou shall not attack a person’s character but the argument itself.  (“Ad hominem”) 2.  Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person’s argument in order to make it easier to attack.  (“Straw Man Fallacy) 3.  Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole. (“Hasty Generalization”) 4.  Thou shall not argue thy position […]

Words for Truth November 12, 2017

Argumentum ad antiquitatem (the argument to antiquity or tradition, appeal to antiquity, appeal to common practice). This is an argument that purports something must be true as it was always done this this way. Example: “Why do they get so upset when I hunt squirrels in the city? People have always hunted for food.” Argumentum […]