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by odowdbj
Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Bad arguments and how to spot them
Replies: 65
Views: 36029

Re: Bad arguments and how to spot them

Well it is a dicussion about good/bad argument, so I thought some sort of minimum standard should apply. " that was a forum thread, not an interview on TV " Are you saying that because this discussion is on an internet forum (on bad argument, no less) its ok to tell me to keep a quote in context, an...
by odowdbj
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Bad arguments and how to spot them
Replies: 65
Views: 36029

Re: Bad arguments and how to spot them

" What you're doing there is quote-mining to manufacture offense... ...First of all the quote, if you put it in context, was a reference to official church policy " Up to that point in the forum, nobody, including the post I quoted from, mentioned anything about the rape case in Brazil or anything a...
by odowdbj
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Bad arguments and how to spot them
Replies: 65
Views: 36029

Re: Bad arguments and how to spot them

The fallacy of division is a line of argument that can arrive at conclusions that are wrong. Arranging a debateable statement to look like a fallacy of division doesn't make that statement wrong. It would be more productive to look at cases for and against the statement "Religion is hostile to scien...
by odowdbj
Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Rules and Guidelines
Topic: Bad arguments and how to spot them
Replies: 65
Views: 36029

Re: Bad arguments and how to spot them

I think people are disagreeing with Seamus Murphy's letter for the sake of it here, I don't think anything he said in that letter was factually wrong. Also the following is not a fallacy at all: 1. Religion per se, and/or Christianity, is not hostile to Science 2. Roman Catholicism is a Christian re...