April 3rd, 2006

just me

A new argument tactic to watch out for...

The 'Fallacy fallacy'

The use of the word 'fallacy', of any type, used in an argument rather than addressing the points of the argument itself. The intention being to dress up your commentary in fancy words, latin, the words 'ad hominem' because someone has called you on being a wanker, or simply to obfuscate your lack of argument through technical language in the hopes people will be impressed and go away.