Archive for November 22nd, 2007

We need a term for the opposite of ad hominem arguments

| November 22, 2007 | 9 Replies
We need a term for the opposite of ad hominem arguments

An ad hominem attack occurs when a person attacks the character of a person rather than attacking what that person said.  Here’s an example: “Don’t listen to Tommy.  He’s a big fat slob.” This argument is not valid because the attack has nothing to do with the content of Tommy’s statement (whatever it was). Tonight […]

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New trouser law for politicians

| November 22, 2007 | Reply
New trouser law for politicians

A proposed new federal statute would prohibit politicians from wearing their pants higher than their current ratings in the polls. RJ Matson, The New York Observer [Printed with permission of Cagle Cartoons]

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Hillary and Rudy

| November 22, 2007 | Reply
Hillary and Rudy

RJ Matson, The New York Observer Printed with permission of Cagle Cartoons.

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Are you looking for the location of that God-feeling in the brain?

| November 22, 2007 | Reply
Are you looking for the location of that God-feeling in the brain?

This recent article from Scientific American Mind will guide you. It contains summaries of the results of several studies.

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Thanksgiving thoughts

| November 22, 2007 | Reply
Thanksgiving thoughts

To start off my day today, I reviewed some of the inconvenient history about Thanksgiving. Then I moved on to anticipate the headline in tomorrow’s paper. In what way (it’s not a question of if) will the newspaper urge us to spend our precious time on the planet buying things we don’t need.  Wishing everyone some […]

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