Re: Thanks, and a Brief Survey

On 19/01/10 02:49, Emmanuele Bassi wrote:
On Mon, 2010-01-18 at 13:08 +0100, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
On 15/01/10 17:31, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
On Fri, 2010-01-15 at 10:47 -0500, john palmieri wrote:
You always seem to devolve into ad-hominem, personal attacks.

When a person falsely accuses Lefty of putting bias in his surveys THEN
you apparently don't need to respond with the ad-hominem bomb??!!

Huh? If I say "Lefty, you're an idiot", that's ad-hominem, but if I say "Lefty,
your survey is biased" it's not.

technically, no; if you were to say "Lefty's survey is biased because
he's an idiot" then *that* would be ad hominem attack; but saying
"Lefty's survey is biased because of<point of bias>" is *not* an ad
hominem attack.

I stand corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Also, the examples were just that, examples. I should have not put Lefty inside them as that was not necessary. Apologies if it looked like I was attacking Lefty.


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