Re: The wisdom of the object mentors (Was: Searching OO Associations with RDBMS Persistence Models)

From: Marshall <>
Date: 2 Jun 2006 10:40:33 -0700
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Keith H Duggar wrote:


> What BB wrote
> may be called an /insult/ but it is not ad hominem since it
> is not even an argument. Ad hominem refers to a fallacious
> form of /argumentation/. BB's argumentation followed that
> insult. The insult was not his argument. Do you understand?
> You are not alone in this increasingly common misconception
> that insult = ad hominem.


Some examples:

"What you wrote is wrong, therefore you suck." Not ad-hominem.

"You suck, therefore what you wrote is wrong." Ad-hominem.

"You suck." Not ad-hominem.

That is all.

Marshall Received on Fri Jun 02 2006 - 19:40:33 CEST

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