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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-10-04 05:28 PM
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15. It's called "begging the question" and "argumentum ad hominum", both
logical fallacies in order to avoid addressing the issue at hand. These devices, especially attacking the character of the debator (usually with the winning argument), are used to change the topic of the argument to an area s/he feels much more comfortable and sure to win the argument. Why look like a loser when you always have an ace in your pocket?
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