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The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate by Joseph E Postma

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The 10 Commandments of Rational Debate by Joseph E Postma

  1. Thou shall not attack the person’s character, but the argument itself. (“Ad hominem”)

2. Thou shall not misrepresent or exaggerate a person’s argument in order to make them easier to attack. (“Straw Man Fallacy”)

3. Thou shall not use small numbers to represent the whole. (“Hasty Generalization”)

4. Thou shall not argue thy position by assuming one of its premises is true. (“Begging the Question”)

5. Thou shall not claim that because something occurred before, it must be the cause. (“Post Hoc/False Cause”)

6. Thou shall not reduce the argument down to two possibilities. (“False Dichotomy”)

7. Thou shall not argue that because of our ignorance, claim must be true or false. (“Ad Ignorantiam”)

8. Thou shall not lay burden of proof onto him that is questioning the claim. (“Burden of Proof Reversal”)

9. Thou shall not assume “this” follows “that,” when “it” has no logical connection. (“Non sequitur”)

10. Thou shall not claim that because a premises is popular, therefore, it must be true. (“Bandwagon Fallacy”)

11. Thou shall not appeal to an outside party to claim support. (“Appeal to Authority”)

12. Thou shall not claim moral authority. (“Moral high ground fallacy”)

Here, why don’t I just put up the Wiki link to the list of fallacies:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fallacies

Basically, climate alarm and the greenhouse effect comprise almost ALL of these fallacies.  I used to believe in CAGW and the GHE, but it only took a few hours of looking to realize that the entire thing is based on fallacies of logic and reasoning, and of thermodynamics and science, etc. etc.  And then you get the insults and the temper tantrums at you, when you ask about it, which is of course just more fallacy, lol.  Kind of giving themselves away.

Source: http://climateofsophistry.com/2013/12/17/the-10-commandments-of-rational-debate/

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