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Re: My favorite logical fallacy:

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Apr 03, 2003 at 21:41 UTC ( #247895=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to My favorite logical fallacy:

Other(s). Amongst them

It has a fancy latin pseudonym/name/description, therefore it must be true, profound, important,...

I can quote the fancy latin pseudonym, therefore I must be an expert.

Adsum e contrario e vox populi, advocatus diaboli.

Haud ignota loquor, exceptis excipiendis, ex hypothesi docendo discimus audaces fortuna iuvat; carpe deim!

Absit invidia. :)

Examine what is said, not who speaks.
1) When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
2) The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible
3) Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke.
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