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(responding to Eve),What’s the point in having a loicgal argument if no one cares what you say? Logic is only one aspect of a persuasive argument. Along with logos (logic), are pathos (emotional appeal), and ethos (character). And, even in logic, the validity (loicgal form) of an argument is no guarantee of its truth (i.e. whether or not the premises or conclusion are true).See, what I’m doing here is I’m attacking your character (not your logic), while establishing my own. I’m showing off knowledge about logic while not making much of a loicgal argument — I’m just tearing yours down.But, who cares? I could continue down this path, but I doubt I would change your mind.And this is my point: debate is more rhetoric than science. Persuasion happens when you employ ethos, logos, and pathos. If you really want to change minds, pointing out loicgal fallacies will not get you far.
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