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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
Okay, you lost it. Changing from a rational discussion to an ad hominem attack (calling my suggested definition "silly") is the sign of failure on your part.

Of course, like any other high-handed declaration you choose to make, you don't have to agree with me, but if you think using a liberal approach to debate - i.e. ad homimen attacks - contributes to a discussion, you'll have to find someone else because I won't play your silly game.
151 posted on 06/23/2006 5:57:16 AM PDT by Gorjus
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To: Gorjus
Okay, you lost it. Changing from a rational discussion to an ad hominem attack (calling my suggested definition "silly") is the sign of failure on your part.

"Ad hominem" means "to the man". An ad hominem is an attempt to discredit an argument by discrediting you. Every characterization of an argument is not an ad hominem on the person making it. And frankly, your argument was ad hoc and therefore silly. Its purpose (and I know that you did not originate it so this imputation of bad motive, which would be an ad hominem attack, is not an ad hominem on you) is to confuse the debate over what is a planet by dragging some long-recognized satellites into it.

Of course, like any other high-handed declaration you choose to make, you don't have to agree with me, but if you think using a liberal approach to debate - i.e. ad homimen attacks - contributes to a discussion, you'll have to find someone else because I won't play your silly game.

You are free to be the pot calling the kettle black, but declaring victory and leaving smacks of the same liberalism. I can only assume you are being intentionally ironic :-)
155 posted on 06/23/2006 8:47:28 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (Give Them Liberty Or Give Them Death! - IT'S ISLAM, STUPID! - Islam Delenda Est! - Rumble thee forth)
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