The ad hominem (IE: personal attack) fallacy

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The ad hominem (IE: personal attack) fallacy

Post by Ferno » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:56 pm

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Yes, you are entitled to an opinion, and yes, we should all be tolerant of other peoples beliefs, but when you are making a factual claim, you are neither expressing an opinion nor belief, and you should be held accountable for the accuracy of that claim.
https://thelogicofscience.com/2015/11/2 ... id-idiots/

A primer on how an ad hominem fallacy actually works.
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