When this person came back with a response that was totally unrelated to what I wrote, he had committed a Red Herring logical fallacy, which is ‘a fallacy in which an irrelevant topic is presented in order to divert attention from the original issue. The basic idea is to an argument by leading attention away from the argument and to another topic. This sort of is fallacious because merely changing the topic of discussion hardly counts as an argument against a claim’ (The Nizkor Project)..
And I think that I agree with Dr. Byock. And he knows that I do. E intorno a questo progetto, infatti, aveva cominciato a mobilitare le ormai note risorse disponibili: da Raphael Rossi per l’ambiente, a Roberto Vecchioni per la cultura, da Riccardo Realfonzo per l’economia a Giuseppe Narducci e Alberto Lucarelli per il diritto. I quali, distribuiti nei vari uffici e sotto una incalzante regia sindacale, avrebbero dovuto contribuire a definire non solo un’idea alternativa di governo, ma addirittura un nuovo paradigma democratico basato su inedite strutture di sovranit?popolare, su un vero diritto uguale e su pi?avanzate compatibilit?economiche e ambientali. Il suo sarebbe stato un progetto rivoluzionario, e come tale fu presentato.
Reid Pharr, Marlon B. Ross, George S. Schuyler, Barbara Smith, Valerie Smith, Hortense J. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He spent as much time dabbling with artistic and literary pursuits as he did with frequency counters and laser beams. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And as one the jury beamed back their gratitude, as pleased as a patted dog. James Fergusson KANDAHAR COCKNEY: A Tale of Two Worlds (2004)The plane can beam live video of the sea and stay airborne for 12 hours.
When discussions become irrational because of false logic there is no way to get back on track until the matter is addressed.I struck an example of an illogical discussion in this well known journalist’s article in an opinion piece in an online newspaper.Birmingham’s use of logical fallaciesBack to Birmingham’s cynicism and tactics in his article. He stated thatI’m sorry, Kentucky, that Ken Ham had nothing better to offer in argument than biblical passages and a weird new division between ‘observational science’ and ‘historical science’ which seemed to be based on a deeper categorical separation between ‘confusing thinky stuff often involving big sums’ and ‘awesome bible stories which would be even more awesome with a hard rockin’ but not too hard Christian rock soundtrack.’a. Appeal to ridiculeNotice his tactics:’Ken Ham had nothing better to offer in argument than biblical passages and a weird new division between “observational science” and “historical science”‘ (Birmingham 2014).Here Birmingham committed the logical fallacy known as, ‘Appeal to ridicule fallacy’, also known as ‘appeal to mockery, the horse laugh’.