A Reminder


Argumentum ad hominem, defined.

Not only does its use diminish both you and your argument, but it also deeply depresses the cat who has to read every single pending comment here at WRSA.

Disagree on substance to your heart’s content.

Just stay within the bounds of rational discourse.

Many thanks.

18 responses to “A Reminder

  1. Thanks so much for this info. One of the causes for many of our present difficulties is the loss of the ability as a culture to anchor argument with reason.

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  3. Yeah, I’d be careful about letting my cat read most of this stuff, too. Don’t let PETA discover you are subjecting your cat to such mental abuse.

  4. I, for one, will find it easier to get through the comments without thinking about how we’re fracturing when we should be coalescing.
    Petty bullshit and childish retorts will not help us as a group, they only serve to build up our own egos.
    Here’s hopin’ that all us cats get un-depressed real soon!

  5. I’d also like to see more people getting called out on their collectivism. All blacks/gays/hispanics/women are W/X/Y/Z.

    collectivism |kəˈlektəˌvizəm|
    noun
    the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each individual in it.

    Also known as the hasty generalisation fallacy: http://www.logicalfallacies.info/presumption/hasty-generalisation/ . This more than anything makes “us” look like ignorant bigots, and much easier to dismiss. It’s just another distraction from the paramount message of individual liberty.

    • Mouse-

      Don’t worry yourself overmuch about the “bigot” title thingy.

      In this post-modern, relativistic society, anyone who stands for any sort of absolute is a “bigot”, and will be compared to X, Y, and Z as a result.

  6. Mouse, I think you mean stereotyping.

  7. Daniel K Day

    Well, I’m very offended, CA, you ____ _______ ______ _____ ______.

  8. CA could have typed brussel sprouts instead of corn. blech. :/ but since you brought up the veggie, CA, go sit in the corner, you polluter. ;)

  9. How they hell am I supposed to determine my self worth if no one will flog me? Some of you are forgetting your Lady GaGa. ” And baby when it’s love, if it ain’t rough, then it ain’t fun.” If I can’t be humiliated and despised, then I’m going somewhere I can. Uh.

    • Colorado Pete

      Lady GaGa? Nice body.
      If you want to be flogged, maybe we can arrange for her to do it to you. In a music video yet. Hmmm.

      • Cassandra (of Troy)

        Colorado Pete/16Nov12@19:30,

        Neither GaGa nor Madimwit, as the equally mentally flaccid but exponentially better looking/more talented Katy Perry’d be infinitely preferable provided she’d perform the appropriate post-disciplinary full-body TLC au naturale perhaps assisted by a similarly unattired Gwen Stefani or Sofia Vergara.

        Should only take, say, 3-4mos to recover, from the TLC, that is, right?

        Cassandra (of Troy)

  10. Don’t tease me…………………