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by Lurcher300b
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

Someone on this thread is a moron and I know that for a fact but I am not prepared to share those facts. How does that sit? Well, that is just an assertion. It could be a insult, and it could be libel. I was just about to say that I think we may be in danger of conflating the legal definition of li...
by Lurcher300b
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

You have access to this person's IQ test results? It doesn't matter, as DQ said Well, yes it does, in fact it's fundamental. If calling someone a 'moron' is not ad hominem if that person actually is , technically speaking, a moron (ie he or she has an IQ below a certain level), then you have to abl...
by Lurcher300b
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

It isn't it as very specific definition. (somebody with a iq below 85) It usage may have been bastardise, but that deosnt alter the fact. As for knowing in this instance I know. You have access to this person's IQ test results? It doesn't matter, as DQ said You are a moron is exactly the same as yo...
by Lurcher300b
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

That's OK. It's no big deal. But if you extend that to all other words, communication becomes impossible. “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words me...
by Lurcher300b
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

What if you call them a moron in the context of their expressed opinions. Please note a moron is defined by the dictionary as someone with a low iq. There is of course no reason why someone with a low iq could not have a logically consistent argument, so calling them a moron in and of itself may or...
by Lurcher300b
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

It is certainly not attacking the substance of the argument to call someone a fat arsehole during a discussion on hi-fi. Indeed, but you are falling into the false dichotomy fallacy by suggesting that there are only two ways someone could be called a fat arsehole in an argument, by suggesting that ...
by Lurcher300b
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

Arsehole's are not known for holding valid points of view. Therefore, by clear implication, calling someone an arsehole when they are not the subject of a thread is ad hominem. That makes no sense to me. Sorry. I quote from Wiki on the subject. It should also be noted that an ad hominem fallacy occ...
by Lurcher300b
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

where I am not the topic
You did see that bit I assume?
by Lurcher300b
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Admin-Intro-Chitchat
Topic: Definition of a word
Replies: 43
Views: 1679
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Re: Definition of a word

It is a fact that I am overweight and occasionally obnoxious, but if you call me a fat arsehole on a thread where I am not the topic then it would still be ad hom No it wouldn’t, it would just be insulting. It would be ad hominem if I suggested that your argument was incorrect because you were a fa...
by Lurcher300b
Sun May 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Audio
Topic: Differences in hearing.
Replies: 7
Views: 618
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Re: Differences in hearing.

See the classic experiment using upside down glasses.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upside_down_goggles