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Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby the_ignored » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:22 am

So. What bloody fallacy is this anyway?
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Re: Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby BeamStalk » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:36 am

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Re: Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby zilch » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:13 am

VD wrote:It's all atoms. Either one has the right to rearrange atoms or one doesn't. A witch is a pig is a dog is a flag.

I don't think this is a false equivalence fallacy. It's just Vox showing us again that he's an asshole.
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Re: Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby BeamStalk » Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:49 pm

zilch wrote:
VD wrote:It's all atoms. Either one has the right to rearrange atoms or one doesn't. A witch is a pig is a dog is a flag.

I don't think this is a false equivalence fallacy. It's just Vox showing us again that he's an asshole.


It's text book false equivalence:

"If A is the set of c and d, and B is the set of d and e, then since they both contain d, A and B are equal"

A witch contains atoms, a pig contains atoms, a dog contains atoms, and a flag contains atoms thus they are all the same.
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Re: Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby zilch » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:30 am

BeamStalk wrote:
zilch wrote:
VD wrote:It's all atoms. Either one has the right to rearrange atoms or one doesn't. A witch is a pig is a dog is a flag.

I don't think this is a false equivalence fallacy. It's just Vox showing us again that he's an asshole.


It's text book false equivalence:

"If A is the set of c and d, and B is the set of d and e, then since they both contain d, A and B are equal"

A witch contains atoms, a pig contains atoms, a dog contains atoms, and a flag contains atoms thus they are all the same.

It's only a false equivalence if your worldview makes the possession of atoms the only factor in deciding what to do. I'm not sure if Vox is parodying the atheist's worldview here, or expressing his own peculiarly callous brand of Christianity: either way, it's a choice he's made, and the choice was to be an asshole.
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Re: Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby BeamStalk » Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:19 pm

I'm not saying he is not being an asshole, because he is totally being an asshole but that is his nature.
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Re: Vox Day, asshole extraordinaire, strikes again

Postby zilch » Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:36 am

BeamStalk wrote:I'm not saying he is not being an asshole, because he is totally being an asshole but that is his nature.

If it's his nature, then he can't help it, and cannot be held responsible.
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