WHAT A BRILLIANT, DECISIVE SOLUTION!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Lorrey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: Ad hominem? I think not.
> Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > John Clark wrote,
> > > I wonder, do you think this is reasonable discourse too, would
> > > you criticizes me if I called even this bozo an idiot?
> > Yes.
> > Do you know the definition of the words "Ad hominem"? Calling someone on
> > idiot is "Ad hominem". You are attacking the person, not their idea.
> > Calling someone's ideas idiotic is OK. These are standard rules of debate
> > and of this list. We all agreed to avoid ad hominem when we joined this
> > list. Please keep your promise and abide by the List Rules. Don't attack
> > anyone. Attack only poor ideas with reasoned, logical refutations.
> Okay. To John, JR, Brian, myself and others: the standard list reply to
> comments by Samantha, Curious, or other such individuals lacking in the
> ability to say non-idiotic ideas on this list is simply to type, in big,
> bold letters, at the top of the message: "WHAT A STUPID, IDIOTIC, IDEA!"
> and leave it at that.
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