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____/ Kelsey Bjarnason on Friday 12 Aug 2011 22:58 : \____
> On Fri, 12 Aug 2011 20:49:03 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>> Really, last I checked their profit was increasing...
>>>> Ad hominem noted.
>>> Insult, not ad hominem. Which just goes to suggest it wasn't even an
>>> insult, so much as an observation.
>> But he was referring to the person's intelligence and not the argument,
>> which I guess is related.
> Exactly my point. Calling someone an idiot is an insult. Asserting that
> whatever they're arguing is wrong _because_ they're an idiot (rather than
> because their argument is actually incorrect) is an ad hominem fallacy.
But Tom knows Latin. Thus, he cannot be an idiot. :-)
~~ Best of wishes
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